Egyptian Army Thwarts Infiltration of Gunmen from Libya

Egypt air force foils arms-smuggling attempt

Egypt air force foils arms-smuggling attempt

A view of an F-16 which is a part of the Egyptian airforce.

The ministry said it had sent police to the area, less than 200 kilometres (125 miles) southwest of Cairo, after learning that militants were there "hiding, training, and preparing to carry out terrorist operations".

Egypt's security forces have arrested 12 suspected militants in the Egyptian city of Fayoum, south of Cairo, who belong to Hasm movement, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

The ministry said that 15 militants were killed as security forces chased them into the desert after the clashes, adding that the search for suspects was continuing.

A military statement said those travelling inside the vehicles were killed during the operation, without specifying how many.

Michael Bay set to produce live action Dora the Explorer movie
Washington D.C [USA], October 24: The popular Nickelodeon children's series " Dora The Explorer " is making it to big-screen. Paramount initially looked to develop Dora for live-action back in 2015, with a script from Puss in Boots writer Tom Wheeler.

Islamist militant groups have stepped up attacks within Egypt, particularly in the Sinai Peninsula that borders Israel and Gaza Strip, since a 2013 coup by the country's military removed the democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. The group has claimed responsibility for several attacks around Cairo, targeting judges and police officers over the past year.

Libyan army spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari accused Qatar on Monday of smuggling terrorists and armed groups affiliated with IS from Syria to the borders of Libya, Sudan and Egypt.

Egypt's parliament on October 22 declared a three-month nationwide state of emergency in the wake of an October 20 terror attack that killed 52 Egyptian security personnel.

Libya has been rocked by chaos since the 2011 fall and killing of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival administrations, and militias, vying for power.

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