10 terrorists killed in shootout in Egypt

11 Sep 2017

At least 10 terrorists were killed today by the Egyptian security forces during a raid at their hideouts in a densely populated central Cairo neighbourhood, a security official said. Five policemen, including three officers, were also injured in the shootout, he said. Police raided two apartments in Ard Ellewa district on a tip-off that terrorists were hiding there and preparing to launch attacks, the state-run MENA news agency reported. When the police forces approached to the apartment, terrorists opened fire on them, the official said. Ten terrorists were killed in the exchange of gunfire, he said. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered by the police. The militants were said to be the suspected members of a splinter faction of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. Terrorist attacks, mainly targeting police and military, increased after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by military following massive protests against his rule. Hundreds of police and army personnel have been killed since then. (PTI)