At least 10 alleged militants were killed in clashes with police forces on Sunday during a security raid on a number of suspected hideouts in three crowded neighbourhoods of Giza, Ard Al-Lewa, Al-Talbyia, and Al-Abyad Street.
Five policemen, three officers and two soldiers, were injured during what is thought to be an exchange of fire. The injured personnel were hospitalised in a nearby police affiliated hospital.
State media reported that Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek ordered officials to start investigating the operation, as well as questioning the injured policemen.
Preliminary investigations, as published by state media, said that the National Security apparatus received intelligence about a hideout where the alleged militants took refuge in a residential flat in Al-Abyad Street.
The official narrative says that upon approaching the hideouts, an IED exploded leading to injuries among police members of the raid, and the killing of the militants. Reports say that eight militants were killed in Al-Abyad Street, while two militants were killed in Ard Al-Lewa.
Dozens alleged members of the group have been killed in clashes with police forces.
In July, the Ministry of Interior said that it killed four alleged militants in an exchange of fire in 6th of October City. According to the ministry, the alleged militants were belonging to Hasm.