Saturday, 25 November, 2017

Egyptian official: 14 policemen killed southwest of Cairo

Police officers were killed in the shootout Police officers were killed in the shootout
Erik Tate | 23 October, 2017, 04:23

The agency, citing an unnamed security official, said that a number of militants were killed but gave no further details. At least 23 police officers were killed and the other victims were conscripts, the sources said.

A number of suspected militants were also killed and security forces are searching the area, said reports.

The sources said authorities were following a lead to an apartment thought to house eight suspected members of Hasm, a group which has claimed several attacks around the capital targeting judges and policemen since a year ago. He also commanded the armed forces and police for saving Egypt over the past years from meeting the same fate of countries plagued with terrorism, the presidency statement said. Clashes erupted when they tried to arrest them and they exchanged fire.

Earlier in the day, Egyptian media outlets had reported that at least 16 policemen had lost their lives after they attacked a terrorist cell in al-Wahat Road in Giza.

It also said that 13 policemen, including four officers and nine conscripts, were injured and one policeman was missing.

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But, according to a security source, their convoy came under attack by militants using rocket-propelled grenades and explosive devices. The Muslim Brotherhood denies the charge.

Egypt has suffered attacks by various other groups since the coup of 2013 that many say was orchestrated by the then army chief and current president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned a deadly shootout southwest of the Egyptian capital, Cairo which left 16 policemen dead on Friday.

Egypt has been under a state of emergency since April when a twin church attack killed scores.

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