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  • Thursday ,04 February 2016
العربية

Two militants killed during raid in Cairo suburb: Police

By-ahram

Copts and Poliltical Islam

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Thursday ,04 February 2016

Two militants killed during raid in Cairo suburb: Police

Egyptian authorities have announced that two militants were killed in a firefight with police forces in the Cairo suburb of Maadi on Wednesday, official news agency MENA reported.Egyptian authorities have announced that two militants were killed in a firefight with police forces in the Cairo suburb of Maadi on Wednesday, official news agency MENA reported.

The two men were shot dead by forces during a raid on a house where they were hiding out from authorities in the Hadaek Al-Maadi district, south of Cairo, an interior ministry official was quoted by MENA as saying.
 
The official claimed that the police received information that the "terrorists" possessed weapons and firearms that are typically “used to attack the army and police,” including belts used in suicide bombings, missiles and bombs.
 
The official added that while authorities were about to raid the house, the alleged militants opened fire on the forces who in turn fired back.
 
Two policemen were wounded in the gunfight.
 
Authorities have previously announced the killings of "terrorists" during raids on apartments in Cairo.
 
Last month, police claimed to have killed two men who were found with weapons in an exchange of fire with forces during a raid on a house in Cairo.
 
The Muslim Brotherhood, many of whose leaders are jailed, has accused authorities of killing unarmed members in raids.
 
Egyptian authorities describe the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood group as an existential threat to the country and draw no distinction between the movement and other militant groups like the Islamic State group.
 
Egypt has waged a campaign to crack down on a deadly militant insurgency, based in North Sinai, which spiked following the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood.