Egyptian law enforcement authorities have killed one of the “Islamic State” leaders, who was wanted for participation in a number of attacks in Egypt, according to the Interior Ministry.

The Interior Ministry said that security forces shot Ali Ashraf El Garabli after he opened fire and tried to escape during an attempt to arrest him in Cairo.

Garabli was the leader of the terrorist group located to the west of the Sinai Peninsula and headed by Ansar al-Bayt Maqdis. Under the command of the latter they swore allegiance to ISIL last year.

Garabli was one of the most popular fighters in Egypt. According to the police, he is responsible for a series of bombings in Egypt.