Factbox: Giza terrorist shootout



Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 09:36 GMT


Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 09:36 GMT

One of the terrorist camps in the western Desert. File photo

One of the terrorist camps in the western Desert. File photo

CAIRO – 23 October 2017: Supreme State Security Prosecution is investigating the Giza-Al-Wahat shootout that occurred on Saturday; uncovering more details. Security bodies are chasing the remaining attackers involved in the shootout.

Below is everything you need to know about the details of the clashes with militants that took place in Giza in the Western Desert, according to statements from the Ministry of Interior.
The clashes resulted in killing 17 security officers and 15 militants.

Q. How did the Ministry of Interior detect the terrorists' spots?

A. Security bodies knew about the terrorists' shelter after they had arrested four terrorist elements from Qalyubia governorate. Two of them told the police about the terrorists' shelter located in the Western Desert near Al-Wahat road, specifically at Kilometer 135.

Q. How did the Giza shootout take place?

A. Security forces headed to raid the terrorist camp and arrest militants hiding there. Clashes and shooting were exchanged between the security forces and the terrorists.

Q. What forces did the elements partaking in the operation belong to?

A. The security forces were formed of elements that belonged to the National Security Service, Special Operations and Central Security.

Q. How many militants were in the shelter? What type of weapons were they armed with?

A. There were some 100 terrorists outfitted with explosive charges, rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) weapons, as well as machine guns.

Q. Which security body is investigating the incident?

A. The State Security Prosecution has launched an investigation upon an order by the Public Prosecution.



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