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Monday, July 24, 2017

The Latest: 8 suspected militants killed in Egypt shootout - The Washington Post


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The Latest: 8 suspected militants killed in Egypt shootout

CAIRO — The latest on the developments in Egypt (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

Egypt's Interior Ministry says its forces killed eight members of a militant group with suspected links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

In a statement Sunday, the ministry said the Hasm members were killed in an exchange of fire with security personnel in a training camp in Fayoum governorate southwest of Cairo, a traditional Brotherhood stronghold. It added that weapons and ammunition were found in their possession.

The ministry also said it arrested five others belonging to the same group in Giza and Sharqiya.

Hasm movement, which routinely targets Egyptian security forces in bombings and drive-by shootings, claimed responsibility on Friday for an earlier attack on a three-car police convoy that killed one policeman and wounded three others in Fayoum

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