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Egyptian police should use 'non-traditional' security techniques: Interior minister

Terrorist attacks against police and army forces have killed hundreds since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013

Ahram Online , Friday 17 Apr 2015
Interior Minister
Egypt's Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt's interior minister has called on security heads to use "non-traditional" schemes to secure vital installations so as not to be easily targeted, state news agency MENA reported.

Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar, speaking in a Thursday meeting with high-level policemen, said that the current security situation requires good training, intelligence information and efficient planning for raids.

He said that securing deployed forces on the ground and controlling operations requires developed security plans to stop terrorist attacks in their planning phase.

Since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, police and army forces have been regularly attacked by Islamist militants.

Abdel-Ghaffar was appointed in March to replace former minister Mohamed Ibrahim.

In September 2013, Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt that was later claimed by Ansar Beit El-Maqdis, the most active militant group in the country.

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