At least nine terrorists were killed and five policemen were wounded on Sunday during a security raid in Giza province near the capital Cairo, official MENA news agency reported.
The terrorists have been hiding in two apartments at the same street in Giza’s Agouza district in preparation for carrying out a number of terror operations, MENA quoted a senior security source as saying.
According to the source, the militants started gunfire upon the forces’ approach, and during fire exchange at one of the apartments, a terrorist from the other blew off an explosive device.
“The confrontation wounded five policemen and killed nine of the terrorist elements,” he added, noting that weapons, ammunition, explosives and terror-related papers were also seized during the raid.
Since March, similar security campaigns killed about 50 militants in the provinces of Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Beheira, Fayoum, Qalioubiya, Minufiya, Ismailia and others.