3 of the 5 ‘disappeared’ policemen arrested over Helwan attack
Egyptian interior minister Magdy abdel el-ghaffar - YOUM7
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CAIRO: Three out of the five “disappeared” policemen were arrested over suspicions of being linked to the attack that killed eight policemen in Helwan in early May, security sources at the Interior Ministry told Youm7 Thursday.
Major Karim H. turned himself in after he was rumored to be an accomplice in the killing of the policemen on May 7, where anonymous assailants on motorbikes shot at a microbus carrying the police officers.
He was ordered into detention for 15 days pending investigations after an interrogation. He was expelled from his job at the Central Security Forces days before the attack, the sources said.
Two other policemen were arrested and also ordered into detention for 15 days pending an investigation after an interrogation, according to Youm7.
Suspicions revolving around the policemen began when they failed to show up to work after the attack took place.
Administrators of the anti-regime Facebook page, Popular Resistance Egypt, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that they followed the police personnel and staged the ambush. The page no longer exists.
“The operation successfully marks 1,000 days since the dispersal of the Rabaa sit-in,” the admin posted. On August 14, 2013, security forces raided pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Rabaa and Nadha squares in Cairo, leaving hundreds of protesters dead.
In a statement attributed to the Islamic State (IS) the group claimed responsibility for the attack. The statement had the logo of Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with IS, and was circulated on a small-scale on social media but could not be verified by The Cairo Post.

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