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Egypt: Gunman From Hasm Group Killed, Two Officers Wounded in Raid

Egypt: Gunman From Hasm Group Killed, Two Officers Wounded in Raid

Monday, 23 September, 2019 - 12:00

Egypt’s Interior Ministry announced Sunday that a gunman belonging to Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) Hasm movement has been killed.


The wanted, Amr Abul Hassan, was killed during a fire exchange in Cairo’s district of Matareya, the ministry said in a statement.


It explained that the raid was part of the security bodies’ efforts to thwart attempts by terrorist groups to undermine homeland security.


“Amr Ahmed Mahmoud Mohamed Abul Hassan, affiliated to MB group, was holing up in an apartment in Matareya, where he was storing weapons to carry out terror attacks,” the statement read.


“The terrorist opened his fire on security forces who were raiding the apartment to arrest him, and two officers were injured during the operation, the ministry said.


A rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), firearms and explosive materials were found at the apartment.


On the other hand, Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of nine accused of “demonstrating force against a police officer and exploiting it,” to October 28.


The public prosecution attributed to the defendants the crimes of "using force against a police officer and intimidating him to not be able to carry out his job.”


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