Egypt: Hasm militants kill dozens of police after botched raid

16 Egyptian police officers killed in shootout in Giza

The policemen were killed in the exchange of fire with terrorists late yesterday in el-Wahat desert in Giza governorate, about 135 kilometres from the capital.

However, the Ministry of Interior today said that 16 policemen, including 11 officers, were killed in the clashes.

Security sources on Friday said authorities were following a lead to a militant camp in the desert where eight suspected members of Hasm Movement were believed to be hiding.

BBC reported that more than 50 police officers were killed during clashes, while local media said 35 citing security sources. The attackers also used explosive devices.

The security forces are understood to have gone into the desert following a tip-off about a possible hideout.

No terrorist group claimed responsibility of the attack.

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Sisi's remarks came during a meeting with Defense Minister Sedqi Sobhi, Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar, and head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service Khaled Fawzi, Presidential Spokesman Alaa Youssef said in a statement.

Terrorist attacks, mainly targeting police and military, increased after the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by military following massive protests against his rule. The Muslim Brotherhood has denied any involvement in violent attacks against security forces.

Hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed in the grinding IS insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula in the far northeast of the country.

He also called on officials to exert all possible efforts to capture the terrorist elements involved in the shootout.

Earlier this month, Sisi extended for a second time a state of emergency, first declared after bombings claimed by IS in two churches that killed at least 45 people in April.

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