CAIRO: Two wanted “terrorists” were killed Friday in a heavy fire exchange with the police in a farm in Fayoum, southwest of Cairo; they were allegedly implicated in 34 cases pertaining to violence, Youm7 reported.
The slain men, hiding in a farm in the town of Tameya, opened fire at the police when they raided the farm, but they were killed when the police shot back, according to Youm7.
They were Salem S., a Faculty of Law student, and Abdullah K., a driver. The cases in which they were wanted include the killing of four-year-old Jessie, the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Sherif Samy, on Aug. 3 when assailants opened fire at Samy’s private car, also killing his lawyer friend, a father of two. Samy was injured in the attack.
They were also allegedly implicated in an Aug. 8 attack, where a policeman was killed and three others were injured after unknown assailants opened fire at prisoners transport vehicle in Cairo-Fayoum road.
The assailants tried to help the prisoners to escape during transporting them from a prison at the New Valley governorate, 600 kilometers to the southwest of Cairo.
This is not the first time the police have killed so-called terrorist in locations reported by investigations to be a hideout for militants, and also for their implication in the same attacks.
Five people allegedly affiliated with the banned-Muslim Brotherhood group were killed Thursday in a fire exchange with police forces, which raided their “hotbed” in Fayoum.
In a security campaign in Abu Naour Village in the city, counter-terrorism forces targeted the location in nearby farms to arrest a number of assailants accused of engaging in violence. An anonymous security source at the Ministry of Interior told Youm7 that the killed people were members of a “specialized operations committee” that belongs to the Brotherhood.
The bodies were transferred to the morgue, and investigations are being carried out to verify whether the killed assailants partook in Jessy’s murder.