Egyptian police kill 9 ‘terrorists’ in shootout

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Cairo, Sep 10 (IANS) Egyptian police on Sunday killed nine suspected militants in a shootout near Cairo, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported.

Five police officers were injured in the shootout that took place in the neighbourhood of Agouza, Giza governorate, during a raid on two suspected terrorist hideouts, MENA added.

On August 15, two alleged militants were killed in a shootout with Egyptian security forces in the village of al-Khosous, in al-Qaliubiya governorate.

Egypt has seen a series of terror attacks, mainly targeting security forces, since the ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

–IANS

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