The Egyptian police killed two members of a militant group, loyal to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood Islamist group, the Interior Ministry said, in a statement.

The ministry said, the militants belonged to the Hasm group, which claimed responsibility for a number of terrorist attacks, that killed several policemen in Egypt, referring to the group as a Brotherhood’s armed wing.

The police raided their hideout in a farm, in Qalioubiya province, near Cairo, killing them in a shootout.

Over the past few months, the Egyptian police killed dozens of militants, in similar raids in Giza, Cairo, Ismailia, North Sinai and other provinces across the country.

Egypt has been fighting growing terror activities, after the military toppled ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, in July, 2013, in response to mass protests against his one-year rule and his Brotherhood group.

Terror attacks in Egypt used to be centered in North Sinai, before spreading nationwide and killing hundreds of policemen and soldiers, over the past few years.

Meanwhile, security raids killed hundreds of militants and arrested a similar number of suspects, as part of the country’s anti-terror war, declared in 2013, by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief then, following Morsi’s removal

Source: NAM News Network