Egypt: Security forces kill 12 Islamic militants in Sinai
In its report, the Middle East News Agency (MENA) said the fighting erupted when forces raided a suspected militant hideout in the city of al-Arish.
It said troops also dismantled two explosive devices and seized weapons during the raid.
Egypt heavily restricts media access to the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
Egypt has battled militants for years but the Sinai-based insurgency gained strength after the 2013 overthrow of the country's elected but divisive Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi.
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