Two members of the Hasm militant group were killed in a shootout with police after a raid on their hideout in Fayoum governorate, Egypt’s interior ministry has said.
The two men are “two of most prominent cadres of the armed wing of the Muslim Brotherhood...and were charged with planning and training in order to launch a number of terrorist attacks,” a statement released by the ministry on Friday read.
Hasm have claimed responsibility for a number of attacks on Egyptian security personnel in recent months, many targeting police checkpoints.
Egyptian security forces have also arrested and killed dozens of suspected Hasm members in the past few months.
Egyptian officials have said that that the group is linked to the banned Muslim Brotherhood.