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CAIRO – 14 APRIL 2020: The Egyptian Ministry of Interior said on a statement Tuesday that its forces eliminated a terrorist cell that practiced extremism and was located in the east of Cairo before plotting attacks against the Egyptian Copts.
The statement revealed that the terrorist elements timed their attacks to coincide with Christian religious holidays, adding that 7 terrorists were killed during a fire exchange with counter-terrorism forces.
An officer called Mohammed Fawzy Al Hofi was martyred during the gunfight, another officer and two policemen were wounded according to the Ministry’s statement.
The security forces confiscated six machine guns, four birdshot rifles, and a large supply of ammunition found with the dead terrorists.
The statement added that the security forces also raided a weapons store located in Al Matariya neighborhood in the east of Cairo to find four machine guns and ammunition that would have been used in the attacks against the Copts.
Egyptian General Attorney Hamada Al Sawi ordered to open an investigation into the fire exchange between security forces and terrorist elements at a Cairo’s neighborhood that ended with the elimination of the terrorists.
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