CAIRO: A man was killed in confrontations with the police in Asyut Wednesday; he tried to escape once he saw security forces and began shooting, a security source told Youm7.
The police in Asyut, Upper Egypt, received intelligence reports that a man in Abnoub town has rented an apartment for over three months in the area although he is not originally from Abnoub.
After investigations and questioning locals, the police decided to raid his apartment, which ultimately led to his death at the hands of the officers.
Ammunition, a gun and a pistol were found in the man’s possession, while equipment for manufacturing explosives was found in his apartment, according to the source.
This is not the first time the Egyptian police have killed alleged militants in a private location reported to the police as a “hideout.”
Two wanted “terrorists” were killed Aug. 28 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.
Five people allegedly affiliated with the banned-Muslim Brotherhood group were killed in a fire exchange with police forces, which raided their “hotbed” in Fayoum Aug. 27.
Two men who allegedly belong to the militant group Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) were killed July 27 in confrontations with police forces in an apartment in a Giza suburb.
On July 1, police forces killed nine Brotherhood members in an apartment in Giza’s 6 October City after they opened fire on the forces, according to a Ministry of Interior statement. The ministry said it had received intelligence information the group was planning to carry out “terrorist attacks.”
Additional reporting by Haitham al-Badry and Doha Saleh