Egyptian Interior Ministry
The Interior Ministry has deployed police forces intensively nationwide, to secure the celebrations of Muslim’s 4-day Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), during which Muslims slaughter sheep and cows and give meat to the poor.
The prison authorities in Egypt have released 168 inmates per a presidential pardon, while many others have been granted a conditional release.
This comes as reports by Turkish-based TV channel Mekameleen have quoted human rights sources as saying that some of the detainees in Nasr City Police Department 1 have contracted the novel virus.
On Thursday, a terrorist attack in the same area either “killed or injured” 10 army members, according to the military spokesman.
“Such abortive attempts will not stop the brave Armed Forces’ men from defensing the resources of the nation,” the ministry said in a brief statement.
The only victim in the raid was Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Al-Houfi, a father of three children, the oldest of whom is seven years old. He was part of a raid on the terrorist hideout in Cairo’s crowd district of Amiriya.
EU's Avramopoulos affirmed keenness to raise coordination level with the Egyptian Interior Ministry.
The Egyptian Interior Ministry signed a cooperation protocol with its Italian counterpart in the field of combating the organized crime and illegal immigration.
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior has succeeded throughout the year to close terrorist pages online for inciting the violence.