A civilian and the head of the Abu Souir Investigation Bureau in Ismailia were killed in a jailbreak on Friday, as inmates rioted and fled the prison.
The civilian named Ahmed Rizk was said to “have been passing by during the incident” while the officer, a major named Mohamed Al-Husseini, was killed as he chased the inmates. A conscript was injured in process.
So far, the Ministry of Interior has confirmed that six inmates are on the run.
According to the ministry, the inmates fled the prison after a riot; a police force chased them and there was an exchange of fire.