At least 16 police officers killed in shoot-out in Egypt's Western desert

By REUTERS
October 20, 2017 21:19




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CAIRO - At least sixteen police officers were killed in a shoot-out during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt's Western desert, two security sources said on Friday.

The sources said authorities were following a lead to an apartment thought to house eight suspected members of Hasm, a group which has claimed several attacks around the capital targeting judges and policemen since last year.

The number of dead was expected to rise, the sources said.


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