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Death toll in Bahariya shooting rises to 14: sources

Friday 20/October/2017 - 07:05 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
Security sources said that the number of policemen killed in a gun battle with militants in Bahariya Oasis rose further to 14.

An earlier reports had confirmed the death of three 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 at forces and refused to surrender.

Forces fired back to repel the attackers، the fire exchange resulted in the death of 14 police officers with fears that the number could rise further

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