Ammunition seized by security forces - Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Ministry of Interior
CAIRO – 24 December 2018: The State Security Prosecution ordered the detention of four individuals of Hasm terrorist movement for 15 days upon investigations over charges of planning to commit hostile acts in conjunction with the New Year's celebrations and the Copts' feasts.
The Interior Ministry stated on Thursday that information was received by the Egyptian security forces regarding a movement by Hasm, as a Muslim Brotherhood’s right arm, to carry out several attacks against tourist facilities, public buildings, Armed Forces and police during Christmas celebrations.
Security forces arrested the terrorist elements at a hideout in Salam City, Cairo. Accordingly, a number of checkpoints were put in place to ensure the fugitives are caught, including Muslim Brotherhood member Ibrahim Reda Ibrahim Metwaly Khedr, who was found and killed on site after he opened fire on security forces.
Upon searching, security forces found in his possession a false identity card, a 9-mm gun, a significant number of bullets, an explosive device, and materials and tools that are used to create explosive devices.
Also, a number of terrorists have taken refuge in an apartment in Salam City. When security forces raided the apartment, they found four Muslim Brotherhood fugitives, including Salah el-Din Hamed Moussa Manaa Mugawer, Amr Ayman Mohamed Aly, Mohamed Gamal Mohamed Aly Mostafa, and Sayed Mahmoud Abdel-Ghany Abdel-Meguid.
In the apartment, forces found automatic rifles, explosive devices, and a surplus of ammunition, a drone, and more.
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