2 militants killed in Egypt

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RAFAH, GAZA - SEPTEMBER 27: Officials check before Palestinians cross the border after Egypt opened the Rafah crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days, in Rafah, Gaza on September 27, 2020. The terminal will remain open in both directions to allow Palestinian travellers to leave and those stranded to return to Gaza. (Photo by Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
RAFAH, GAZA – SEPTEMBER 27: Officials check before Palestinians cross the border after Egypt opened the Rafah crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days, in Rafah, Gaza on September 27, 2020. The terminal will remain open in both directions to allow Palestinian travellers to leave and those stranded to return to Gaza. (Photo by Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Two militants were killed in a police raid in a province north of Egypt’s capital Cairo, the Egyptian interior ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The national security sector was informed of the hideout of the two militants in a residential area in the province of Qalyubia, the statement said.

The militants were planning to carry out assaulting operations in the coming period, it added.

Egypt has launched a comprehensive nationwide operation since February 2018 to eradicate anti-security terrorist attacks that were centered mainly in North Sinai, killing more than 1,000 militants.

The attacks, most of which were claimed by an Islamic State branch in Sinai, have killed hundreds of police and army men.

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