16 February 2020 08:28 PM

Interior Ministry: 17 terrorists of Hassm movement killed in security crackdowns in Fayyoum, Shorouk

Friday، 09 August 2019 - 10:39 AM

The Interior Ministry said Thursday that 17 terrorists of Hassm militant movement were killed in Fayyoum governorate and Cairo’s Shorouk district during security crackdown.

They were killed during security crackdowns that followed the terror attack that occurred outside the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on Sunday, the ministry said in a statement.

Detecting their hotbed in Fayyoum, the militants opened their gunfire against the police troops and tried to detonate explosives. The troops responded to their fires, killing eight of them.

Searching their hideout, the security forces founded five machine guns, two cartridge rifles, and five explosive devices, along with other items.

In Shorouk district, security forces neutralized seven militants. The police found a workshop for manufacturing explosives and four machine guns.

Moreover, two other militants were killed in Cairo district of Helwan, the statement added.

MENA

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