Egypt’s security forces shot dead two “terrorists” during a shootout in 6 October city on the outskirts of Cairo, security sources told state news agency MENA.
Forces from National Security acted on information that two wanted terrorists were hiding in a residential building in the satellite city.
The forces attempted to arrest the two suspects but the suspects started firing ammunition at the forces, prompting the latter to fire back and kill the suspects, the sources said.
Weapons and ammunition were found at the terrorists’ hideout, the sources added.
Egypt is battling a militant insurgency that is mainly concentrated in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
However, militants have also struck elsewhere in the country, including the capital, often targeting police and army personnel.