Police kills two Hasm militants in Fayoum

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A riot policeman fires tear gas during clashes following a demonstration of Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Morsi supporters on December 6, 2013 in the streets of El Zeitun neighborhood close by al Qubba presidential Palace in Cairo. Egyptian police dispersed several rallies by Islamists, firing tear gas at protesters in Cairo as the government tries to stamp out unrest since president Mohamed Morsi's July overthrow. (AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

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.

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