6 Suspected Islamic Militants killed in Egypt
August 14, 2018 | Brainwave Science
Six suspected militants were killed by Egyptian security force in a raid on their hideout in a suburb west of Cairo, the interior ministry said on Monday.
The interior ministry said it had received information that the suspects were planning attacks on important installations, Churches and security personnel during the (Muslim) Eid al-Adha celebrations.
Security forces found assault rifles, shotguns and ammunition during the raid. The ministry published photographs of bloodied bodies with their faces masked and the weapons on the floor beside them. The alleged extremists died in a shootout after opening fire on security forces in the 6 October district, according to the statement. The raid in the 6th October suburb came just days after an attempted attack on a church near Cairo. Security forces arrested seven people suspected of involvement in Saturday’s foiled bombing, the latest attack aimed at Egypt’s Christian minority. Separately, Egyptian forces killed 12 suspected militants in raids in North Sinai, as reported on Sunday.
The statement did not specify when the raid took place or whether the suspected militants were affiliated with any specific terrorist group. The interior ministry announced Sunday that security forces had arrested six members of a “terrorist cell” behind that attempted attack.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pledged to eliminate Islamist militants, who have killed hundreds of civilians and members of the security forces in the Sinai Peninsula in recent years. Several attacks have targeted the Egyptian mainland. The Eid festival takes place next week. Egypt usually tightens security measures before national holidays, around which several attacks have taken place since 2011.
Egypt has long been a region with a lot of jihadist activities. Sinai particularly is used by militants as both a haven and a crossing point for smuggling fighters, weapons and illicit goods. According to Khaled Okasha, an Egyptian security expert and a member of a government council to counter terrorism and extremism, the geographical structure of Sinai makes it easier for militants to hide and is extremely complex to control. Egyptian security forces can only deploy very limited equipment and troops there because the area is supposed to be a demilitarized buffer zone between Egypt and Israel.
The rate of terrorist attacks by Wilayat Sinai (Egypt ISIS) and other Islamist militants has been rapidly increasing to cause political instability and chaos. Targets of these militants in Egypt have included government officials, police, tourists and the Christian minority. There is a general concern about how the Sinai Peninsula could become another sanctuary for the Islamic State to carry out operations throughout the Middle East. Wilayat Sinai could help facilitate more attacks in Egypt as well, adding extreme political instability in the country. Its existence also poses a threat to Israel, which shares a border with the Egypt and has frequently intercepted rockets from the region.
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