The Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday, September 2, that security forces have killed seven members of a criminal gang during raids in Edfu (Aswan province). The suspects reportedly opened fire on police forces as they were attempting to arrest them. A police officer was wounded during the incident. The group was wanted on multiple charges of criminal activity in the area.
Similar raids are to be expected in Egypt over the near term.
Individuals in Egypt are advised to monitor developments, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments, report suspicious behavior and objects to the authorities, remain vigilant when visiting areas susceptible to criminal activity (e.g. tourist sites, churches, international and government buildings, public transportation hubs, etc.), and anticipate similar security operations over the near term.
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