Egypt police kill 6 extremists in western desert shootout: ministry

Egypt’s Ministry of Interior said Thursday (September 5th) that police killed six suspected extremists during a shootout in the Bahariya oasis, Ahram Online reported.

Police carried out a dawn raid against "terrorist elements" in a desert area near Bahariya, roughly 370 kilometres south-west of Cairo in Egypt's Western Desert, the ministry said in a statement.

A shootout led to the death of six suspects, the ministry said, adding that a number of hunting rifles and four assault rifles were found at the site.

The raid was based on intelligence revealing that a terror group in the Baharyia oasis was planning attacks, the ministry said.

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