File Photo: Police forces walk in front of the Interior Ministry headquarters in Cairo. (Reuters)
Egypt's interior ministry issued a statement on Saturday saying that alleged voice recordings broadcast in some media outlets claiming to describe events during Friday's deadly confrontation between police and terrorists in Egypt's Western Desert are unsourced and also make claims that bear no relation to reality.
“These recordings, and the way there were circulated, aim to foment a state of disarray and despair in public opinion, and also reflect irresponsible, unprofessional conduct,” the ministry said.
The ministry urged citizens not to pay attention to such recordings or rely on them as a source of information.
The alleged recordings were aired by some TV stations and circulated on social media after the shootout between security forces and terrorists in the Wahat area of Giza, which left eleven police officers, four conscripts and one sergeant killed and 13 personnel injured on Friday. The ministry added security forces killed 15 terrorists during the confrontation.