At least three extremists were killed and 52 others were arrested in a security raid on their hideouts in the cities of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah in Egypt’s North Sinai governorate, a security source told Xinhua.

“The three attempted to blow up a military convoy by an explosive device at Al-Shallaq seacoast road in Sheikh Zuweid when the security forces exchanged fire with them and killed them,” the source added.

Meanwhile, the security defused another explosive device near Arish International Hospital and destroyed 14 huts, three pickups, six bikes, five smuggling tunnels and two houses with basement tunnels in Rafah city according to the source. […]