Egypt security forces press photo
CAIRO – 8 May 2017: A wanted “terrorist” who was sentenced to death in absentia over violence was killed in his hideout on the Safaga-Sohag Road, along with seven others in a security raid. Investigations revealed that he guided militants across desert routers south of the country to reach training facilities.
Helmy Saad Masry Muhareb helped militants infiltrate through the southern borders to receive training on conducting terrorist operations and manufacturing explosive devices, so that they carry out attacks in Egypt, according to an Interior Ministry statement.
The statement said Muhareb was a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood group, and was sentenced to death in 2016 in Damanhour governorate over violent acts.
He was also wanted in a 2016 military case in Alexandria for attempting to bomb a gas pipeline, as well as a case another over an illegal bomb factory in Wadi al-Natroun area.
Seven other Brotherhood members were killed in the raid, including Mohamed Medhat Aboul Fateh al-Zanaty Nasser who was wanted in two 2014 cases over burning an electricity box and belonging to a terrorist group.
Abdel Rahman Assayed Rachad Mohamed al-Wakil was also shot dead; he was wanted in a 2015 State Security case in Qalyubia governorate over the killing of a policeman in the Civil Protection forces and setting a train and a garage of a military factory on fire.
Confidential investigations by officers at the National Security Agency (NSA) revealed that a group of “terrorists” were hiding inside a hideout on the road between the Red Sea town of Safaga and the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag.
Officers from NSA, General Security Sector and Central Security Forces headed to the located hideout, where the gunmen initiated the shooting, forcing the police to exchange fire, according to the statement.
Three guns and ammunition were seized, and the prosecution was notified to launch an investigation into the incident.
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