EGYPT'S army said it had killed 16 jihadists and detained 34 more in the Sinai Peninsula since launching a major operation against them on Friday.
Four militants and 30 suspects were arrested, it adds.
Suspicion for that attack fell on an affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) group in Sinai and Mr Sisi authorised troops to use "all brute force" necessary to restore "security and stability" to the region within three months.
The Egyptian Ministry of Defense said on February 9 it launched a military operation of unprecedented size to "crush terrorism" in the Sinai and secure points of entry into the country.
Security forces also uncovered and destroyed six farms used to grow banned narcotics, the statement said.
Sinai 2018" is a continuation of a series of the "Martyr's Right" military operation "which were conducted against terrorists in North Sinai since September 2014, Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Radi told the reporters on Sunday. Egypt has denied the report and the Israelis aren't commenting.
Relations between Egypt and Israel have improved dramatically since the army ousted Islamist Mohamed Morsi from the presidency in July, 2013.
And last September Sissi met Netanyahu for the first time in public, the encounter coming ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in NY. The sweep covered areas in north and central Sinai, the Nile Delta and the Western Desert on the border with Libya.
The group did not say it had carried out November's attack on the al-Rawda mosque in northern Sinai but it is widely believed to have been responsible.
However, the terrorist attacks intensified following the dispersal of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins of Rabaa and Nahda squares on August 14, 2013.
Its second and third phases began in January and April 2016, respectively, while the fourth phase started In August 2017, 10 days after 26 Egyptian security personnel were killed in an attack the North Sinai city of Rafah.