Egypt has announced its security forced have successfully raided a militant hideout in Cairo that led to the killing of a dozen militants. Those killed belong to the Hasm faction which happens to be an armed wing of the now banned Muslim Brotherhood group.
The shootout took place just hours after the bomb blast near Gaza pyramid, leaving at least 17 tourists injured. The blast which took place near a bus consisted of tourists mainly from South Africa.
As per info released by the Interior Ministry in Egypt, seven terrorists were killed when police raided their hideout in the Sixth of October suburb in Greater Cairo. The remaining five were killed in another raid on a hideout in the Shorouk suburb of Cairo. A cache of arms and ammunition along with other explosive devices were recovered from the scene.
However, while the police managed to bust a terror module, no group has so far claimed responsibility for the Sunday attack on tourists near the Gaza pyramid.