Egypt police arrest 14 Hasm militants

Egypt's Interior Ministry announced that it arrested on Saturday (October 7th) 14 militants in Menoufiya governorate whom it has identified as members of the militant group Hasm, al-Ahram reported.

The militants, who include a leading member of the group, were plotting terrorist attacks against police targets, state-run news agency MENA reported.

Police arrested the suspects during a raid, where they confiscated three shotguns, explosive materials, three motorbikes, and 160,000 Egyptian pounds ($9,000).

Hasm has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks against Egyptian security personnel in recent months, mostly targeting police checkpoints.

Egyptian security forces have arrested and killed dozens of suspected members of the group in the past few months.

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