Egypt police kill 6 militants in shootout
CAIRO: Egyptian police killed six suspected militants in a shootout early Saturday in the country’s south, the interior ministry said. The clashes broke out during a police raid on a militant hideout in a mountainous area on the edge of the southern province of Sohag, some 460km south of Cairo, the ministry said in a statement. Police seized weapons and ammunition, it added.
The operation is part of “the interior ministry’s efforts to confront terrorist organisations aiming to undermine security and stability” in Egypt, it said.
Egypt has been battling an insurgency following the 2013 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.