About 55,000 encroachments on some 8 million square meters of land have been removed over the past six months, Ghanem said in statements to Extra News channel.
The security directorates have implemented an intensified security plan to secure the celebrations through intensive security deployment in all road axes, squares, important installations and places of worship.
Egypt’s Security forces have foiled an attempt by a foreigner to smuggle 215,000 Captagon pills worth LE 7.5 million into the country via Nuweiba port.
Two dangerous criminal elements have been killed in an exchange of fire in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Asyut.
The prosecution said it also detained 17 members of the gang he led for four days after they were caught red-handed while possessing 201 artifacts
The three criminals are fugitives and were handed down sentences of the death penalty and life imprisonment for charges of deliberate murder, the attempt of murdering and possession of illegal weapons.
The authorities also reported 1671cases of tax evasion and stealing public funds, the statement added.
On Thursday, a terrorist attack in the same area either “killed or injured” 10 army members, according to the military spokesman.
Yesterday, during the last hours before the dusk-to-dawn curfew, dwellers of the crowded Amiriya district were shocked by the sound of gunfire.
Egyptian Security forces are exchanging fires Tuesday with terrorist elements taking a hideout in Al Amiriya neighborhood in Cairo governorate.
لإhe Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Friday that security forces are responsible for securing a total of 10,000 fans of the two competing teams.
The National Security Department at the Ministry of Interior released on Tuesday a video-taped confession of one of the 16 defendants arrested.
Security forces killed six terrorists in a gun battle near Bahariya Oasis in the Western Desert, about 375 km southwest of Cairo, the Interior Ministry said.
Although it has medical uses, it can be used in manufacturing explosives, cocaine and methylcathinone.
Security forces killed 16 terrorists in Arish in a fire exchange on Tuesday.
Egyptian army troops in cooperation with police forces managed to eliminate a number of 59 takfiri elements, including 15 "highly dangerous" terrorists.
The suspects were killed before executing terror plots against the state, said the Ministry of Interior in a statement on Saturday.
The security forces, using the tips they received, monitored the situation in the area of Al-Moneeb in Giza.
They possessed three explosive devices, three machine guns, and three rubber bullets guns.
Interior Ministry announced the killing of four criminal elements specialized in armed robbery in a shoot-out with security forces.