The Cairo Criminal Court on Monday adjourned till Wednesday the trial of 32 defendants on charges of killing a police officer and seven conscripts in Helwan.
Investigations conducted by the prosecution revealed that the defendants had committed 19 terrorist crimes, as well as armed robberies, and had sabotaged public property and government buildings.
They had also been accused of premeditated murder and attacking security checkpoints.
The prosecution accuses the defendants of possessing unlicensed firearms with the aim of harming security and public order, and undermining the constitution and national unity.
The defendants also face charges of illegally possessing and manufacturing explosives and of joining a group that promoted the ideology of ruler infidelity.
The defendants, who are members of two terrorist cells in Helwan and Giza, had committed their crimes in the period between 2015 and 2016.