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Two men suspected of involvement in Tanta bombing killed in shootout with police: Ministry

Ahram Online , Saturday 6 May 2017
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Egyptian police have killed in a shootout two men suspected of involvement in a recent deadly attack on security forces in Egypt's Nile Delta city of Tanta, the Ministry of Interior said on Saturday 

In a statement on its official Facebook page, the ministry said that that the two men, who it identified as members of the "armed wing" of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, had been hiding in a farm near Tanta.

The ministry said the two men opened fire on security forces as they raided their hideout.

Police added that the two men manufactured and transported weapons and explosives for the militant group Lewaa Al-Thawra, which claimed responsibility for the 1 April attack on a police training centre in Tanta that killed one person and injured 16 others.

The militant  groups Hasm and Lewaa El-Thawra, which were recently designated as terrorist groups, have claimed responsibility for a number of deadly attacks on security forces in Cairo and other governorates.

Police have killed suspected militants in similar shootouts during raids on hideouts in the past three years.

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