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Interior Ministry arrests Libyan national involved in Wahat terror shootout

Friday، 17 November 2017 - 02:29 PM

Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Thursday 16/11/2017 said that the security forces arrested Abdel-Reheem Mohamed Abdullah El-Mosmary, a Libyan national who was involved in the Wahat shootout in October.

The ministry said that El-Mosmary, a resident of Libya's Derna born in 5/10/1992, is the member of a cell formed in Derna by leading terrorist figure Emad El-Din Mahmoud Abdel-Hamid, who was killed in an airstrike by Egyptian forces on terrorist hideouts in the Western desert.

The members of the cell received training in Libya before sneaking into Egypt to a training camp in El-Wahat, recruiting 29 new members from Giza and Qalioubiya, the statement said.

Investigations also revealed that members of the cell were involved in the May attack on buses carrying Coptic Christians in Upper Egypt's Minya governorate.

The Interior Ministry stresses continuation of its efforts to protect the Egyptian people and abort all attempts that aim to undermine the security and stability of the country.  

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