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Egyptian police kill terrorist involved in anti-police attacks
Last Updated: 2017-09-14 08:02 | Xinhua
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Egyptian Interior Ministry said Wednesday that a wanted terrorist was killed in a fire exchange with police forces in the country's Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

In a statement, the ministry said the terrorist was a prime suspect in an anti-police terror attack in July that left a number of policemen dead near the capital Cairo.

Security forces attempted to arrest the suspect after spotting his location, but he opened fire at the police force as they approached his hideout, according to the statement.

On July 14, a group of militants opened fire against a police vehicle in Badrashin city, killing five policemen in the vehicle.

At least five security men were killed on the same day when militants opened fire randomly at a checkpoint in Egyptian province of Giza, near Cairo.

Egypt has been fighting against a wave of terror activities that killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers since the military toppled former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year rule and his currently outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

Terror attacks in Egypt used to focus on police and military men in North Sinai before spreading nationwide and targeting the Coptic minority as well, with most of them claimed by a Sinai-based group loyal to the regional Islamic State (IS) militant group.

The Egyptian military and police have killed hundreds of militants and arrested a similar number of suspects as part of the country's anti-terror war.

  
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