At least ten extremists were killed and some 43 others were arrested Wednesday during a security raid in Egypt’s North Sinai province in northeast of the capital Cairo, a security source told Xinhua.

“The extremists exchanged fire with the security forces who managed to destroy 38 houses, 85 huts, 22 vehicles and 30 bikes belonging to the extremists,” the source said, noting the raids took place in the cities of Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah.

The raids are part of a massive military-police campaign on extremist Islamists whose terrorist attacks have recently mounted in the peninsula. […]