CAIRO: A man was killed in the blue-collar district of Tawabek in Giza in an “exchange of fire” Sunday after the police collected reports he manufactured bombs in his apartment, according to a police statement.
A total of 18 grenades and a large amount of firearms were found in his place, the police said.
A number of citizens have resorted to manufacturing explosive devices and planting them at police stations and public utilities since the 2013 ouster of Mohamed Morsi. Although their attempts have killed scores, including civilians, they have occasionally fallen victim to their lack of experience. Several people were killed in their own homes while manufacturing explosives; most recently, three men died in a Sharqia village while allegedly preparing bombs.