CAIRO: The jihadist group dubbed “Soldiers of Egypt” recounted its operations against security forces in a video released on its Facebook page on Thursday.
The group, which is associated with Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, said in its video that it has carried out eight operations against security forces, predominantly stationed at checkpoints.
Its latest operation was on April 2, the group said, when it targeted security forces in Nahda Square in Giza close to Cairo University with three explosives planted in a tree between two security posts. The explosion killed a police brigadier-general and wounded seven others.
In the aftermath of the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood last July, Egypt has faced mounting operations against the police and army, mostly in the Sinai and now also in Cairo.
The Soldiers of Egypt video is 23 minutes long and contains footage from before the January 25 Revolution of police beating citizens at police stations, in addition to footage of police dispersing the Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins last August.