Egyptian police killed on Thursday seven terrorists from the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated terrorist group Hasm in Cairo's 6 October City.
"The State Security Department acted upon reliable intelligence that a group belonging to Hasm had been planning to plant an IED on Thursday morning," the statement said.
"Police forces set up a checkpoint to stop a white-semi truck suspected to be carrying the terrorists, who opened fire after approaching the checkpoint, injuring one police officer," it added.
Police fired back on the attackers – who were disguising as electricity maintenance workers – killing three of them.
The police seized arms and ammunition from the truck, as well as the IED the terrorists were planning to plant.
Security forces also raided the terrorists' hideout at an apartment in a building in 6 October City, killing four other terrorists in a shootout.
Police forces seized arms, ammunition and explosives from the hideout.