Egypt police kill 5 Hasm elements in Nile Delta shootout

Egyptian police have gunned down five members of the extremist Hasm group in Qalyubia governorate, which lies in the Nile Delta region, north of Cairo, Ahram Online reported Wednesday (August 1st).

Police forces raided a hideout near al-Obour city, which sparked a shootout with the Hasm elements who were trying to escape, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

The ministry said it identified four out of the five individuals who were killed in the shootout.

In other security raids on extremist hideouts in Cairo, police forces arrested five Hasm elements and confiscated amounts of arms and ammunition, according to the ministry's statement.

Hasm has claimed responsibility for several attacks on security forces and members of the judiciary since it first emerged in 2016.

Earlier this week, Egypt's security forces killed four and arrested two Hasm elements.

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