Egyptian Policemen - Archive
CAIRO – 15 April 2017: Security forces in Beheira governorate, north of Egypt, have stormed a depot, located in a farm in the Ad-Dilinjat City, that was used to stash large amounts of ammunition, grenades, fire arms and equipment used to manufacture RDX, a well known explosive that is more powerful that TNT.
The Ministry of Interior said in a statement that the National Security Agency’s investigations revealed that the depot is owned and run by members of the Muslim Brotherhood group.
“The terrorist group has hired this farm in Beheira and two housing units in Alexandria and Menoufia to train militants and stash weapons, explosions and ammunition to use them in terror attacks,” the statement read.
Security forces, with the assistance of bomb disposal experts, were able to seize the arms and explosives, while combing the rest of the farm for more hideouts, the statement said.
The group, the ministry said, is linked to the bomb that was planted near a police station in Alexandria last March, which got defused before it detonated.
Two terrorists were shot down by security forces during a shootout that took place when the forces were approaching the farm.
Security forces in Egypt have been exerting strenuous efforts to foil terrorist attacks and plans by terrorist groups.