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The army spokesman said overnight airstrikes killed 16 terrorists in North Sinai. He also announced the destruction of seven smuggling tunnels in Rafah as well as the thwarting of a plot to target a bus in North Sinai transporting soldiers. Policemen in a number of governorates went on strike over unmet demands.
A bombing attack in the Cairo area wounded at least six policemen. The newly announced jihadist group Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility for the attack. In Alexandria, Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with security forces.
Two security personnel were killed when unidentified gunmen fired upon them in Sharkiya. Security sources claimed that Ansar Jerusalem receives instructions from al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri. The army spokesman said raids in North Sinai resulted in the arrest of seven Islamist militants. A new Islamist alliance is planning on organizing demonstrations and potentially conducting attacks against police.
The Foreign Ministry requested that Qatar hand over Islamists who have fled to the Gulf power. Two Egyptian soldiers were wounded when an explosive device detonated in the Sinai. Authorities reportedly thwarted a plot to target an installation along the Suez Canal. An army officer was shot dead by gunmen in Sharkiya. Security officials expressed concerned that Islamist militants who fought in Syria are now fighting in North Sinai.
Officials said 20 terrorists were killed and 41 others wounded or arrested in North Sinai operations. In central Sinai, unidentified gunmen wounded an Egyptian soldier. Security sources said some of those behind the recent bombings in Cairo were apprehended. The head of the Muslim Brotherhood, along with 50 others, was referred to trial on charges of inciting violence.
In recent days, the Egyptian military has claimed to have killed some 20 Islamist militants in operations in North Sinai. The army said security forces destroyed four smuggling tunnels and explosives in the Rafah area. Unidentified assailants fired three rockets toward a security post in Sheikh Zuweid. Separately, the headquarters of the military prosecutor in el Arish was targeted by gunmen. Leaflets threatening those collaborating with Egypt's army were reportedly being distributed in North Sinai.
The army said security forces foiled a pair of car bomb plots in North Sinai by Ansar Jerusalem, and that forces had killed seven terrorists, including one involved in the August 2012 attack in Rafah. The car of a senior prosecutor was blown up in the city of Minya.