Egypt says security forces have killed 4 militants in the restive northern part of Sinai Peninsula.
The Interior Ministry says the four were killed in a shootout with police south of the Mediterranean city of el-Arish on Saturday. It says the police seized automatic rifles, bombs, and explosive belts.
The ministry says the four were involved in an attack earlier this week on a police checkpoint in northern Sinai that authorities say left eight policemen dead. On Thursday, authorities said security forces killed 14 suspected militants linked to the attack, which was claimed by IS.