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Egyptian army says 16 militants killed in security operation

Sixteen militants were killed and four arrested in a major security operation, Egypt's military said on Sunday, the first casualties in a campaign aimed at crushing insurgents behind a string of attacks. Sixty-six targets, arms depots, SUVs and motor-bikes used by militants were destroyed in raids focused mainly in Sinai, but also covering the Nile Delta and the western desert, the army added in a statement carried on state TV.
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