Security forces kill militant in exchange of fire in Giza – source

Saturday 02-04-2016 01:18 PM

Police man in front of the Interior Ministry headquarters in Cairo - REUTERS

CAIRO, Apr 2 (Aswat Masriya) - Security forces killed a militant in an exchange of fire in al-Waraq district in Giza , a source within Giza security directorate said.

The source told Aswat Masriya that the deceased militant attempted to kill a national security officer and a central security forces officer during his arrest.

He added that the killed militant was allegedly a member of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood group.

Egyptian authorities have led a crackdown on Muslim brotherhood figures and supporters since the ouster of former president Mohamed Mursi in July 2013, after mass protests against his rule.

Egypt designated the Brotherhood a terrorist organisation in December 2013 and insists it is behind a wave of militancy which has targeted security personnel since Mursi's ouster.

The brotherhood continuously denies these accusations.

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