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9 militants killed in shootout with police near Egypt’s capital

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At least nine terrorists were killed on Wednesday in exchange of fire with the police forces near Cairo, the country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement.

According to the statement, the police received some information about the hideout of some terrorists in two remote cities of Abour and 15 May.

It said the police raided their apartments, seizing six automatic weapons, some electric circuits and an explosive device, adding that an  exchange of fire resulted in the killing of nine of the terrorists.

According to the statement, one of the militants killed, Mahmoud Qasem,was involved in the assassination of an army brigadier and attacking police check-point.

Egypt had been launching security operation to uproot terrorism following the ouster of the Islamist President, Mohamed Morsi, in 2013.

The anti-security operations, mainly centered in Sinai Peninsula, had left hundreds of army and policemen killed.

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Edited by Yahaya Isah

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