Arab Today, arab today egypt army officers killed in shootout with militants
Last Updated : GMT 22:28:13
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Egypt army officers killed in shootout with militants

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Egypt army officers killed in shootout with militants

Cairo - AFP

Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed during a raid on a jihadist hideout north of Cairo on Wednesday, as security forces close in on militants in the Nile Delta. Six members of the Al-Qaeda-inspired Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem) group, which has been implicated in a spate of attacks on security forces, were also killed in the hours-long shootout, the army and police said. The jihadists have increasingly shifted their campaign of bombings and shootings from their base in the restless Sinai Peninsula to the Nile Delta and the capital. Ansar Beit al-Maqdis has claimed responsibility for some of the deadliest attacks in a wave of violence that has killed more than 200 soldiers and policemen since the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July. The brigadier and colonel killed in the early morning shootout were both bomb disposal experts, the army said. The cell targeted was suspected of involvement in a Saturday attack on a military checkpoint that killed six soldiers, as well as a January bombing of Cairo police headquarters. The interior ministry said several barrels filled with explosives were discovered in the warehouse near the Nile Delta town Al-Qanatir Al-Khayriya, 30 kilometres (20 miles) north of the capital. Television footage showed forensic experts sifting through bomb-making materials, including ball bearings used to make blasts more deadly. - 'All prepared to die' - Police also found a vehicle previously identified as the getaway car used in the Cairo police headquarters bombing and last week's checkpoint attack. Most of the attacks since Morsi's overthrow have taken place in the Sinai, where jihadist leaders are believed to be based. The group has posed a persistent challenge to army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is widely expected to contest and win upcoming presidential elections. Sisi attended the funeral of the slain officers on Wednesday. "By God, we are all prepared to die now for our country," he told relatives of one of the officers in footage broadcast on state television. Ansar Beit al-Maqdis had claimed the downing of a military helicopter in the restive region using a heat-seeking missile, as well as the Cairo police headquarters bombing. The group said last week that its founder, Tawfiq Mohamed Fareej, was killed recently when a car accident set off a bomb he was carrying. Fareej was the field commander of an August 18, 2011 cross-border raid into Israel that killed eight Israelis, the group said. Several new militant groups have sprung up in the face of a deadly security crackdown on Morsi's supporters, which has killed at least 1,400 people, according to Amnesty International. Interim president Adly Mansour on Wednesday ordered the justice ministry to open an investigation into the August dispersal by security forces of the Rabaa al-Adaweya Islamist sit-in that left hundreds dead. A new Islamist group, Ansar al-Shariah, claimed responsibility on Monday for a spate of attacks on police in the Nile Delta that it said had targeted 28 security men. The same name is used by jihadist groups in several other countries. The government has designated Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, but the group says it is committed to peaceful protest. On Wednesday, at least two people were killed when student supporters of Morsi clashed with police at several university campuses. Morsi and dozens of Brotherhood leaders face trial on a number of charges, including collusion with militants to carry out attacks. Former president Hosni Mubarak, toppled in a 2011 popular uprising, also faces trial on various charges. On Wednesday, a court postponed his corruption trial to March 27.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today egypt army officers killed in shootout with militants Arab Today, arab today egypt army officers killed in shootout with militants

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today egypt army officers killed in shootout with militants Arab Today, arab today egypt army officers killed in shootout with militants

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation
Arab Today, arab today What's the reason and what you can do

GMT 05:44 2017 Sunday ,22 October

What's the reason and what you can do
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Syrian children die of hunger

GMT 19:25 2017 Sunday ,22 October

Syrian children die of hunger
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today World's deepest lake in peril

GMT 15:54 2017 Friday ,20 October

World's deepest lake in peril
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'

GMT 16:07 2017 Friday ,20 October

Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today EU raids automaker BMW

GMT 11:06 2017 Saturday ,21 October

EU raids automaker BMW
Arab Today, arab today Sweden to get biggest car factory

GMT 14:10 2017 Friday ,20 October

Sweden to get biggest car factory
Arab Today, arab today Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role

GMT 08:15 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race

GMT 08:57 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 10:18 2017 Saturday ,21 October

How to do open-heart surgery

GMT 13:44 2017 Friday ,20 October

Barcelona through George Orwell’s eyes

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday