Egypt says security forces kill 9 ‘terrorists’ in Nile raid

The dawn raid in central Egypt targeted men who were planning attacks on vital installations. (Reuters)
Updated 16 October 2018
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Egypt says security forces kill 9 ‘terrorists’ in Nile raid

  • The statement did not mention if there were any survivors or if any wounded were taken prisoner

CAIRO: Egypt says its security forces have killed nine “terrorists” in a raid on a cave hideout along the Nile River.

The Interior Ministry says Monday’s dawn raid in central Egypt targeted men who were planning attacks on vital installations, resulting in a shootout that led to their deaths.

The statement did not mention if there were any survivors or if any wounded were taken prisoner, or if security forces suffered any casualties. It said assault rifles, improvised explosive devices, ammunition and supplies were seized. Egypt has been battling an insurgency based in the Sinai Peninsula that intensified after the military overthrew an elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013. It launched an operation against militants in February, but raids outside the Sinai have been rare.


Flights departing from Kuwait International Airport suspended due to bad weather

Updated 2 min 42 sec ago
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Flights departing from Kuwait International Airport suspended due to bad weather

KUWAIT CITY: All flights departing from Kuwait International Airport have been suspended, while some arriving flights were redirected to neighboring countries, due to bad weather according to Kuwait News Agency.

The Kuwait Civil Aviation Directorate said the suspension of flights was a "precausionary response to bad weather."

Kuwait has suffered from extreme weather conditions in the past week, and te government shut ministries, state institutions and schools last Wednesday after forecasters warned of three days of extreme weather.