Police forces targeted members of the Hasm terrorist movement in Alexandria on Tuesday killing three, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.
Moscow will provide Cairo with dozens of MiG-29 fighter jets, Russia Today reported on Monday, adding that it obtained a tender to sell Ka 52 helicopters.
Egypt’s military air forces have targeted and killed 12 militants in North Sinai, according to a statement released by the military spokesperson.
A Cairo Criminal Court has issued a verdict of a 10-year prison sentence against the police officer convicted of killing political activist Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh.
The Hasm Movement has claimed responsibility for the Sunday attack in Cairo, which killed two police officers and injured three conscripts. The unidentified assailants shot the gas tank of a central security force personnel carrier from a Jeep near the Cairo suburb of Maadi early Sunday.
Russia has won the tender for supplies of Ka-52K helicopters to Egypt for Mistral helicopter carriers, the head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said Monday.
A roadside bomb explosion near the Cairo suburb of Maadi has killed an Egyptian policeman and injured four others, according to the interior ministry.
The demonstrations at the Syndicate of Journalists on Sunday evening witnessed the return of the security elements in plain clothes previously used to intervene to break up protests. Those elements are known by political parties and movements as the “Karate Squads.”
Although the United States continues to be its chief provider, Egypt has diversified its weapons supply, purchasing more arms from Europe and Russia since 2014 than ever before.
Head of the Investigation bureau in Sherbin, Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Hussein, was killed in the early hours of Monday. He sustained fatal injuries when his car was attacked by unknown assailants.