55 Egyptian Policemen Killed in Raid on Militant Base in Western Desert

(Washington Post) Sudarsan Raghavan and Heba Farouk Mahfouz - At least 55 Egyptian policemen were killed on Friday during a raid on a militant hideout near the Bahariya Oasis in the country's western desert. As the police approached the Islamist militants' hideout, they were ambushed by gunmen using rocket-propelled grenades and bombs. Egypt's security forces say the militants belonged to Hasm, the armed wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.

2017-10-23 00:00:00

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