A police officer takes cover behind military vehicles during clashes between security forces and gunmen in Kerdasa, a town 14 km (9 miles) from Cairo September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
The National Council for Human Rights will form a fact-finding committee to investigate an attack on Kerdasa police station on Thursday and the police crackdown that ensued.
The committee comprises prominent activist Shahenda Maklad, politician and activist George Isaac, Mokhtar Nouh, Kamal Abbas, and Mohamed Abdel Kuddous, a statement for the council said on Friday.
One police officer was killed and nine policemen were injured in the attempt to break into the police station. Police forces arrested 68 wanted people in the attack, some of whom are perpetrators involved in a previous attack on Kerdasa police station on August 14.
Egypt's Interior Ministry, aided by army forces, launched a crackdown on Kerdasa area in Giza after the prosecution ordered the arrest of some terrorist elements involved in the attempt to break into the police station.