CAIRO: The police killed two people inside an apartment in 6th of October city on the outskirts of Cairo Monday; they had allegedly been implicated in a Jan. 21 blast that killed 10, mostly policemen, Youm7 reported.
The slain men belonged to the same “terrorist cell” that perpetrated the earlier attack in Giza’s Haram area, which left eight officers and two civilians killed and 15 others injured, a security source at Giza Security Directorate told Youm7.
They were hiding in a flat in 6 October when they engaged in a 15-minute gun battle with the police, until they ran out of ammunition and eventually got killed, the source said.
Explosive devices and weapons were found in the apartment, the source added.
Sinai Province, Egypt’s affiliate of the Islamic State group (IS) claimed responsibility for the Haram attack in an online statement reported by several media outlets.
The police were preparing to raid the Haram apartment as part of many raids ahead of the January 25 Revolution anniversary when a bomb in the flat was remotely detonated, injuring the victims including Haram Investigation Chief.
On July 27, two men who allegedly belonging to the militant group Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) were killed in confrontations with police forces in an apartment in 6 October. On July 1, the police killed nine Muslim Brotherhood members in a raid on an apartment in the same city; the authorities said they were killed in a gun battle.