The Ministry of Interior announced Friday the “elimination” of two members of the “Hasm Movement” militant group, after they reportedly opened fire on police forces while resisting arrest.
The operation, which the ministry said targeted two leading group members, comes in vengeance for the group’s attack on security forces a day earlier.
A police conscript was killed and three others injured when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in Fayoum, the ministry said on Thursday.
The group issued a statement where they claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement published on Twitter, “Hasm” denied that police killed their members in past weeks.
The intense fight against the group continues as the group reported an escalation against security personnel.