An official in Cairo reports that 14 Al Qaeda militants were killed and 47 other terrorists were arrested in Egyptian army raids in northern Sinai. Friday, 12 jihadists were killed and 11 others detained, said a spokesperson of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Mohamed Samir Abdel Aziz Saturday night. 

The army, he added, had destroyed 36 houses and 40 shelters used by jihadist groups as well as 5 cars and 12 motorcycles. Last week, terrorists attacked a checkpoint in southern Egypt, killing 21 border guards.