Egypt army says jihadist leader killed in Sinai: Army
CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian troops killed on Monday a leader of an Al-Qaeda inspired militant group that operates in the Sinai peninsula and that has claimed attacks against security forces, the army said.
Ibrahim Mohammed Salaima, also known as Abu Sohaib, a "field leader" from Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, was killed in North Sinai, army spokesman Ahmad Ali said in a statement.
Egyptian security officials said Salaima was killed at a checkpoint on a road leading to the village of Toma where he had been hiding.
Salaima was wanted for his role in several attacks against security forces and military installations in Sinai, the officials said.