2 militants killed in shootout in Egypt

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-08 20:26:34|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao
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CAIRO, July 8 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian police killed two militants on Saturday in a shootout in Giza province, official news agency MENA reported.

The national security sector was tipped off that these terrorists had been sheltering in a hotbed in October City, the report added.

The two terrorists were wanted by the police, it added.

The militants started firing as security forces approached the place where they were hiding.

"Large amount of weapons and ammunition and documents about terrorist organizations were seized," the statement added.

Egypt lately has intensified wide-scale raids on the terrorist hideouts, mainly in Sinai, as the country has been suffering wave of anti-security attacks since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, in response to mass protests against his rule.

Hundreds of police and military men had been killed in the attacks that were claimed mostly by an IS affiliate in Sinai Peninsula.

On Friday, a car bombing and the following attack on an army check point in North Sinai killed or wounded 26 soldiers.