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Egypt’s police say ‘terrorist’ killed in home raid-turned-shootout

Security forces raided the house, on the capital's western outskirts, after a tip that it was used as a storage space for improvised explosive devices

Ahram Online , Sunday 24 Jan 2016
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Egypt’s police forces killed on Sunday a "terrorist" in the town of Kerdasa in Giza, after they engaged in a shootout when they were attempting to storm his house, Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Security forces raided the house, on the capital's western outskirts, after a tip that it was used as a storage space for improvised explosive devices, which the police found upon entering the house.

The prosecution has moved to the house to further investigate the matter.

In 2013, Kerdasa was the scene of fierce clashes between security forces and Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi who dominated the district before police raided it to re-impose state control.

In recent months, Egyptian security forces have carried out dozens of raids on apartments where suspected or fugitive Islamists militants were reportedly either hiding or preparing for “terrorist operations.”

These raids have often ended with suspects being killed by police, who say they were met with gunfire upon arrival at the hideouts.

 

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