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Death toll in Bahariya shooting rises to 3

Friday 20/October/2017 - 05:56 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
Three police officers were confirmed dead on Friday following a gun battle with militants in Bahariya Oasis، southwest of Cairo.

An earlier reports had confirmed the death of a police officers and several injuries due to incidence.

The reports did not mention the exact number of injuries.

Security authorities were tipped off that suspects are taking a hideout in a mountainous area in Bahariya Oasis.

A warrant was issued and forces went for the arrest، the militants opened fire forces and refused to give in.

Forces fired back to repel the attackers، the fire exchange resulted in the death of three police officers with fears that the number could rise further.

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