Police pursue 2 alleged IS militants in Beni Suef
Egyptian policemen - AFP/Khaled Desouky

CAIRO: The police are pursuing two alleged members of the Islamic State group in Beni Suef, Upper Egypt per a prosecution order, informed sources told Youm7 Thursday.

Tarek and Hussein, as identified by the sources, are two of the “most dangerous militants” of Sinai Province, Egypt’s affiliate of IS.

The defendants are partners of top Sinai Province leader Ashraf al-Gharably, who was killed in an exchange of fire with the police while attempting to arrest him in Cairo Nov. 9.

The two militants were accomplices in several of Gharably’s operations, such as bombings outside Karnak Temple in Luxor.

Gharably and his group are also accused of detonating a car bomb outside the Italian consulate in Cairo in July, killing U.S. oil worker William Henderson who was abducted in August 2014 and Croatian Tomislav Salopek who was abducted from Cairo and reportedly beheaded in August 2015.

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