By Theodore Shoebat
Islamic terrorists in Egypt captured and murdered an elderly Christian man named Nabil Habashi Salama who lived in North Sinai. Just recently Egyptian security forces killed three of the terrorists involved. As we read in Reuters:
Egyptian security forces have shot dead three suspected Islamist militants accused of targeting Coptic Christians and involvement in the execution-style killing of a 62-year-old man in North Sinai, the interior ministry said on Monday.
The suspected militants died in an exchange of fire and were part of a cell that was plotting to attack Copts, their property and places of worship, as well as the security forces, the ministry said in a statement. It did not say when the clash took place.
An Islamist insurgency spread in the north of the Sinai Peninsula after Egypt’s military overthrew Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Mursi in 2013.
Large-scale attacks have subsided, but militants aligned with Islamic State have shifted tactics in the face of a military campaign against them. They temporarily overran villages near Bir al-Abd last summer.