Six militants of Hasm Movement (an armed group affiliated with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood) were killed in a gunfight with police forces in Qalyubia Governorate, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of interior, these elements were involved in a number of hostile activities aimed at destabilizing the country’s security and stability.
Earlier on March 7, Police forces managed to neutralize seven terrorists in Giza during fire exchanges in two separate locations, the Interior Ministry said in the statement.
The neutralized elements reportedly belonged to the Islamist militant group, Hasm Movement.
The police targeted the elements as security investigations revealed they had planned to trigger a bomb in Giza, the statement read.
Three elements of Hasm Movement started shooting at policemen who attempted to approach their car, injuring a police officer. Police personnel managed to neutralize the elements and seize their weapons and improvised explosive device inside their vehicle.