CAIRO: The prosecution has ordered an investigation into the killing of four persons in a Giza apartment Sunday in a gun battle with the police, Youm7 reported.
Upon intelligence that militants from Ajnad Misr group were hiding in an apartment in the town of Atfih in Giza, the police attempted to raid the flat but were met with gun fire from inside the building, according to an Interior Ministry statement.
The police dealt with the gunfire “cautiously” to preserve the safety of the villagers and the forces, the statement said.
A machine gun, a pistol, an unlicensed motorcycle and a car that had allegedly been used in “terrorist attacks” were found in the flat.
The slain men were implicated in killing three policemen, a North Sinai Bedouin, and the arson of several police facilities, according to the statement.
They include Ahmed S. a butcher from Giza, Mohamed F, also a butcher from Giza, Akram M., a petroleum engineer from Cairo, and Abdullah M. from Kafr el-Sheikh.
This is not the first time the police have killed “militants” hiding in rented apartments.
On Feb. 3, two alleged militants were killed and two policemen were injured in a gun battle in Cairo’s southern suburb of Maadi as the police attempted to raid their apartment.
On Jan. 25, four people were killed in Beni Suef, Sharqia, and 6th of October City in Giza in three separate raids on apartments used as “hideouts” by alleged militants.