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Egypt Police Kills Two Militants in Cairo

Egypt Police Kills Two Militants in Cairo

Tuesday, 29 September, 2020 - 06:45
A police vehicle in Cairo, Egypt. (Reuters)

Two militants were killed in a police raid in a province north of Egypt's capital Cairo, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The national security agency was informed of the hideout of the two militants in a residential area in the province of Qalyubia, the statement read.

They were planning to carry out terrorist operations in the coming period against state bodies and institutions, it added.

The terrorists reportedly belonged to a Takfiri cell, which police had previously attacked in April.

Back then, the Ministry announced eradicating a ‘terrorist cell’ in Al Amireya, Cairo. The clashes led to the death of one police officer and seven armed men, also, three polices officers were injured.

Police found a haul of weapons during the operation, including a machine gun and bullets of different calibers.

In a related context, the Court of Cassation (the supreme court of Egypt's common court system) upheld death sentence against six convicts and life-sentence against 13 others.

They were charged with leading and joining a prohibited group and committing violent acts that killed three.

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