Egyptian police kills six terrorists in Cairo shooting

Egyptian police

Egyptian police

Today in Cairo, the Egyptian police killed six terrorists who were planning to carry out attacks on churches and other targets next week.

The shooting occurred during the approach to an apartment that the terrorists used, west of the Egyptian capital.

"These elements were planning to carry out a series of hostile attacks against important facilities: Christian temples and Armed Forces and police infrastructures," said the Ministry of the Interior, noting that the bombings were planned for the Eid al-Adha ("Festival of Sacrifice"), one of the main celebrations of Muslim culture.

When police officers arrived at the apartment, the suspects opened fire and the gunfire exchange ultimately resulted in the death of the terrorists.

The police eventually seized three automatic weapons, a pistol, ammunition of various calibers and some jihadist publications.