Brotherhood pair killed in Nile Delta

Comment on this story
IOL pic apr11 bullet shells on floor AFP File picture

Cairo - Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in a shootout with security forces in the Nile Delta north of Cairo, the state news agency reported on Friday.

The MENA news agency said they were part of a group that had opened fire on police on a road between the cities of Tanta and Al-Mahalla Al-Kubra in the Nile Delta province of Gharbiya.

They had also tried to set ablaze a traffic police checkpoint, according to the report, which said a third assailant had been arrested while others got away.

Attacks on police and soldiers have become commonplace since the army deposed Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood last July following mass protests against his rule.

The state has declared the Brotherhood a terrorist group. The group's leaders say it remains committed to peaceful activism.

Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said fighting militancy was one of his priorities when he announced his candidacy for a presidential election that he is expected to win easily next month. - Reuters

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines