An alleged terrorist was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Abu Za’abal village, Qaliubiya governorate, according to an Interior Ministry statement on Thursday.
Mostafa Al-Sayed, 21, was involved in attempts to assassinate officers working in the prison sector. He targeted one of the security checkpoints in the village.
According to the statement, when Al-Sayed realised that security forces were approaching him, he initiated by firing towards them which led to a shootout resulting his death.
The security forces found machine guns and a supply of bullets with the deceased.
The ministry statement said that Al-Sayed had already been accused in other violent cases, adding that he was among those terrorists who espouse takfiri (Islamist insurgency) ideas and lead armed groups.
The statement read: “This came within the framework of ministry efforts to prosecute the leaders and cadres of the terrorist groups targeting to carry out hostile operations in Egypt.”