January 23, 1995 in Nation/World

4 Suspected Militants Slain By Police

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Police killed four suspected Muslim radicals Sunday, including two described by security sources as leaders in Egypt’s main extremist group. Militants killed a policeman in an ambush in southern Egypt.

Police shot to death Mahmoud Sayed Selim and Khaled Bekhit Sitouhy during an attempted arrest on a bridge in Sohag, 240 miles south of Cairo, the security sources said. They spoke on condition of anonymity.

Both men led armed cells of al-Gamaa al-Islamiya, or the Islamic Group, the sources said. The militant movement has claimed responsibility for attacks on police and government officials.

Police also killed two men during a raid on an apartment used by militants in the town of el-Wasta, 60 miles south of Cairo.


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