(MENAFN) On Monday, twelve suspected jihadists were murdered in police operations close to Cairo, Egypt's interior ministry emphasized, a day after a bomb explosion wounded 17 people including tourists close to the Giza pyramids.
Security forces "carried out a raid against an apartment in the 6th of October district used for making explosive devices ... These forces were shot at and responded, which left seven dead among the group," which has relations to the Muslim Brotherhood, the ministry emphasized in a statement.
In another such operation in Cairo's Al-Shorouk neighbourhood against the militant Hasm group, an armed affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood, the ministry affirmed five suspected jihadists were murdered in an exchange of fire.
The interior ministry stated that arms and ammunition were confiscated in the two apartments.