The Egyptian army on Thursday (September 14th) killed three "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) elements in Sinai who were planning to target a security checkpoint.
"The Second Field Army’s law enforcement forces killed three extremely dangerous takfirists before they could target a security checkpoint in northern Sinai," said army spokesman Col. Tamer Harb al-Refai.
The forces found explosive vests, weapons, ammunition, communications devices and large sums of money in their possession, he said.
"[Egyptian] forces are proceeding with their operations to put an end to the remaining terrorist hotbeds and rout terrorism from Northern Sinai," he said.
Maj. Gen. Tharwat al-Nusair, an advisor at Nasser Military Sciences Academy, said the army has recently ramped up operations following the arrival of ISIS fighters from Syria and Iraq.