Egypt’s police killed six terrorists in a dawn raid on a hideout in Upper Egypt on Saturday, a statement by the interior ministry read.
The ministry said “the terrorist elements” were killed in a shootout as the forces attempted to raid their hideout, which was located in a gorge in one of the mountainous areas along the western Assiut-Sohag desert highway.
They were found in possession of ammunition, weapons, and an improvised explosive device.
The raid came following combing operations by the ministry’s national security bureau and others in remote areas of Upper Egypt.
The ministry said that the raid is a “a continuation of the ministry’s efforts in confronting terrorist organisations which aim to undermine peace and security and chasing elements which aim to execute hostile operations in the country.”