Security forces in North Sinai aborted on Thursday an attempt to smuggle 20 Grad rockets from Gaza through tunnels in Rafah.

Violent clashes broke out between security forces on one hand and Egyptian and Palestinian extremists on the other as the latter attempted to smuggle 20 Grad rockets and their bases, security sources told Aswat Masriya.

These elements aimed to use the rockets to target Israel or Egyptian forces in Sinai, the sources added. […]