Five Sinai Islamists killed in first encounter in Egypt’s Nile Delta
DEBKAfile December 22, 2014, 2:36 PM (IDT)
Egyptian police Sunday raided a farm in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya northeast of Cairo, where a cell of the Ansar Bayt al-Magdis was discovered for the first time far from its Sinai base. Five were killed in a clash with the police, while hiding and preparing bombs. One policeman was injured. A car bomb found there was detonated by remote control and suicide belts, weapons and ammunition seized. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.