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Two 'terrorists' killed by Egyptian police in 6 October apartment raid

Ahram Online , Monday 25 Jan 2016
Magdi Abdel Ghaffar
Egypt's Interior Minister General Magdi Abdel Ghaffar (Reuters)
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Two “members of a terrorist group” were killed in an exchange of fire with police in 6 October city on the outskirts of Cairo on Monday, a security source told MENA.

The security source said that the pair possessed weapons and ammunition inside their apartment.

On Thursday, ten people, including seven policemen and three civilians, were killed in an explosion in Marioutiya on the outskirts of Cairo on Thursday when security forces attempted to raid a suspected militant hideout. An eighth policemen later died of his injuries.

In recent months, Egyptian security forces have carried out several 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 killed by police, who say they are often met with gunfire upon arrival at the hideouts. 

Police have also recently carried out random searches of apartments in downtown Cairo, according to reports by residents.

Security forces intensified their presence at key facilities on Monday, which marks the fifth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution.

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