File Photo: Egypt's fast deployment forces (Photo: Reuters)
Egypt's interior ministry said in a statement on Monday that six terrorists have been killed in a shootout with police in 6 October City on the outskirts of the capital, a statement by the Egyptian interior ministry read.
Police forces had received information that a group of terrorists were using a residential house in 6 October as a hideout and were planning on carrying out "violent operations," the ministry said.
The raid was carried out based on intelligence obtained by the National Security Agency.
The suspects opened fire on police forces when the raid began.
"Information had revealed that the terrorists planned to implement a series of hostile operations targeting vital state institutions, Christian churches, and military and police personnel during the upcoming Eid Al-Adha holiday," the ministry statement said.
Three automatic rifles, a sniper rifle, a birdshot rifle, ammunition, and improvised explosive devices were found at the site.
The State Security Investigations Service is investigating the incident, the statement added.
Egypt's police forces have recently been carrying out a number of raids on terrorists involved in executing or attempting to carry out hostile acts throughout the country.