Monday 28 September 2020
Books – Mahmoud Al-Saeed:
The Ministry of Interior launched a preemptive strike against the terrorist cells, as they raided an apartment in the city of Al-Qalaj in Qalyubia, in which two extremely dangerous terrorist operatives were hiding, killing them after an exchange of fire with the police forces.
The ministry said in a statement today, Monday, that the raid was based on information from the National Security Sector at the location where the two terrorist operatives were hiding, and that they were among the elements of a cell that was targeted last April in the Amiriya and they were involved in targeting Christians and the martyrdom of Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Al-Hofi.
What is the story of the terrorist “Amiriya cell”?
On the evening of Tuesday, April 14, the Ministry of Interior’s counter-terrorism forces raided a terrorist cell that hid inside one of the apartments in a property in Ezbet Shaheen in Al-Amiriya, and upon the arrival of the police forces, the terrorist operatives fired at it, and the forces exchanged fire.
Over the course of 4 hours of the exchange of fire, the anti-terrorist forces and national security men presented a patriotic epic in order to eliminate the terrorists and break into their den.
The clashes resulted in the death of Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Al-Hofi in the National Security Sector, and the injury of another officer and two of the police forces, while dealing with the terrorist cell members in the Amiriya area, according to a statement by the Ministry of the Interior at the time.
She explained that the raid was based on information received by the National Security Sector about the existence of a terrorist cell whose members espouse takfiri concepts, using several shelters in east and south Cairo as a starting point for carrying out terrorist operations in conjunction with Easter holidays.
The confrontations also resulted in the elimination of 7 terrorist elements, who were found in possession of 6 automatic rifles, 4 shotguns, and a large quantity of ammunition of various calibers, and one of the weapons and explosives stores was identified in the Al-Matareya area, which they intended to use in the implementation of their terrorist plot, and by targeting it, 4 automatic rifles were found. And the amount of ammunition.
Thus, the number of terrorist elements who were killed within the “Amiriya cell” increased to 9 terrorists, so that the Ministry of Interior officers wrote a new epic within their tasks to eliminate terrorism.