Egypt’s army killed 16 militants from the Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis jihadist group early Tuesday as it continues its operation to rein in extremists in the restive Sinai Peninsula, Aswat Masriya reported.

In offensives south of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah cities in North Sinai, army forces killed 16, injured six others and arrested four members of the group that has claimed responsibility for several attacks on army and police recently.

The group had vowed to carry out deadly attacks against security forces during the Eid holidays, coming to an end on Tuesday. […]