Egyptian security forces on Friday (August 10th) arrested at least "six terrorists" during patrols in the Sinai province, state television reported.
The arrests came after a massive military deployment to the province on Thursday.
Security leaders had ordered the build-up following an attack that killed 16 soldiers on Sunday.
Also on Friday, Egyptian state television reported that the government reopened the Rafah border crossing -- closed since the gunmen's attack -- without saying how long the opening will last.
Meanwhile, Egypt's Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal al-Din held a meeting with Bedouin leaders late on Thursday, during which tribes agreed to help army forces restore security and close illegal smuggling tunnels.
"With the help of the people [of the Sinai], the mission will succeed," Gamal al-Din told reporters after the meeting, which was held in al-Arish.