Egypt police kill 11 ‘terrorists’

The attack on Rawda mosque killed 305 people, making it one of the world’s deadliest since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States (AFP )

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected “terrorist elements” during a raid on a hideout for militants in Ismailiya province providing support for militants in the northern Sinai, the interior ministry said yesterday. Police were pursuing leaders of “terrorist groups in North Sinai that aimed to carry out a series of hostile operations targeting important and vital buildings and Christian churches,” a ministry statement said. Security forces were able to identify “a group of these elements and the hideouts they were using to hide, train, and store means of logistic support ahead of smuggling them to terrorist groups in North Sinai”. The statement said police also arrested six suspected militants and three people thought to have smuggled communications equipment to them. It said weapons, ammunition and communication devices were recovered.

This article was published on 28/11/2017