8th February 2016, Egyptian police shot and killed four suspected Islamist militants inside a house a few miles from central Cairo.
According to Interior Ministry, the Sunday police raid was a success saying the four were allegedly plotting to commit an attack.
The ministry also revealed the slain suspects belonged to Ajnad Misr, a militant linked group that emerged in January 2014 and has been targeting security forces in and around Cairo.
The suspects who had barricaded themselves inside a house opened the gunfire first to the police.
The engagement resulted in the deaths of the four Ajnad Misr elements and recovering of an assault rifle – a 9mm pistol, an improvised firearm, a car believed to have been used in previous terrorist attacks and a motorcycle without registration number plates.
The suspects were also believed to be behind the killing of two policemen, a soldier and a civilian. The slain also were also suspected of blowing up a police vehicle and bombing a security checkpoint the ministry statement added
Egypt is fighting an Islamist insurgency in the restive Sinai Peninsula that gained momentum in mid-2013 when the military ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Mursi after mass protests against his rule.