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4 terrorists behind Giza attack on security checkpoint killed in shootout with police: Ministry

On 14 July, unidentified gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Giza’s El-Badrashin town, killing two low-ranking policemen and three conscripts

Ahram Online , Wednesday 26 Jul 2017
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File photo: Special police officers stand guard at the scene of a bomb blast in Giza Al Haram Street on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt December 9, 2016. (Reuters)
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Egypt’s interior ministry said on Wednesday that security forces have killed four terrorists and arrested two in two separate raids in Giza targeting those behind an attack on a checkpoint in mid-July that killed five security personnel.

The interior ministry’s statement said that security officials identified two hideouts for members of the group behind the 14 July attack on a checkpoint in the Giza town of El-Badrashin, one in the satellite city of 6 October and another in Giza’s Haram district.

As police were attempting to raid the hideout in 6 October, the suspected militants started firing at security forces, prompting a shootout that killed all four militants, the statement added.

Two terrorists were found and arrested in the second hideout in Haram’s Faisal Street.

A number of weapons were found in the hideouts, including machine guns and materials used in manufacturing explosive devices.

Egypt is battling Islamist militant groups that are mainly concentrated in the restive northern part of Sinai.

However, militants have also struck elsewhere in the country, including the capital, often targeting police and army personnel. 

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