Six mil­i­tants killed in shoot-out with se­cu­rity forces

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Six mil­i­tants were killed in a shoot-out with se­cu­rity forces dur­ing a raid on a ter­ror­ist camp in a desert area on the As­siut-So­hag desert road, ac­cord­ing to a Sat­ur­day state­ment by the Min­istry of In­te­rior.

This came af­ter the po­lice re­ceived in­for­ma­tion about a ter­ror­ist hide­out near of the Juhayna Po­lice Sta­tion in So­hag.

The se­cu­rity forces raided the hide­out on Sat­ur­day. The ter­ror­ists ex­changed fire with the forces.

The po­lice found 4-cal­i­bre au­to­mati­cri­fles ,two shot guns ,some bul­lets, an ex­plo­sive de­vice, and plan­ning charts.

The Supreme State Se­cu­rity Pros­e­cu­tion is con­duct­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the in­ci­dent, the state­ment also noted.

An ex­ten­sive mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion ti­tled ‘Si­nai 2018’ has been on­go­ing in the re­gion since 9 Fe­bru­ary 2018, lead­ing the armed forces to kill dozens of al­leged mil­i­tants. In Novem­ber 2017, Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi vowed to re­store sta­bil­ity by erad­i­cat­ing ter­ror­ism, plac­ing the mil­i­tary and po­lice in charge of com­plet­ing this task within a pe­riod of three months. This came af­ter a mas­sive first-of-its-kind ter­ror at­tack on a mosque in Al-Ar­ish, leav­ing at least 305 cit­i­zens killed.

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