Security forces continue raids in Saqqara to arrest murderers of 4 policemen
Egyptian Security forces - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The police continued Monday to raid mountainous areas near South Giza where masked assailants on a motorbike shot dead four policemen, Youm7 reported.

Some “important information” has been reached on the identity of the assailants after security services reviewed “files” of Muslim Brotherhood members who live in the area of Saqqara and interrogated a number of “suspects,” a security source told Youm7 Sunday.

Meanwhile, the prosecution heard three policemen who were crossing the area in a car when the shooting took place, as civilian eye witnesses told the prosecution they did not try to go after the perpetrators of the attack.

The three policemen, however, told the prosecution Monday that they decided not to chase the motorbike because their armament was “weak” compared to the militants, who used machine guns.

The Homeland Security and General Security departments of the Interior Ministry are cooperating in the search to arrest any suspects who might lead to information on the assailants, another security source told Youm7 Monday.

A number apartments and farms in the area that were recently rented were also raided in the aftermath of the shooting, according to Youm7.

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