In celebration of Eid El-Fitr, which begins tomorrow, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior dispatched missions nationwide on Saturday to give gifts to the families of policemen killed or injured in the line of duty on the occasion of Eid El-Fitr.
According to a statement by the ministry, the visits are in line with the ministry’s role in providing "support and care to the families of the heroic martyrs and the injured" in order to uphold the values of loyalty and honour and acknowledge their sacrifices to preserve the security of the homeland and citizens.
"The missions also come as an implementation of the directions of the president to present gifts to the families of the martyrs and the injured, who have given their precious lives and blood to fulfil their national duty to defend the soil of their dear homeland and the security of its people," the ministry said.
From their side, the families of the killed and the injured policemen have expressed their pride and appreciation to the president for "his constant keenness to care for them, provide them with full support, and his eagerness to communicate with them on all occasions."
The families also thanked the interior ministry for its support.
Members of Interior Ministry's missions handing over gifts to the families of martyrs and injured policemen to congratulate them on the occasion of Eid El-Fitr (Photo courtesy of Interior Ministry)
Members of Interior Ministry's missions handing over gifts to the families of the martyrs and the injured policemen to congratulate them on the occasion of Eid El-Fitr (Photo courtesy of Interior Ministry)
Earlier in the same day, the interior ministry announced that 21 terrorist were killed in shootouts in North Sinai. The terrorists were planning to carry out attacks during Eid El-Fitr holiday, the ministry said.
The raid was launched after receiving "information that a terrorist group was using a farm in North Sinai as a hideout in which they were plotting and training for attacks."