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Egypt police say major IS commander killed in Cairo

Egypt police say major IS commander, involved in attacks and beheadings, killed in Cairo

Egypt police say major IS commander killed in Cairo

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed a top commander of the Islamic State extremist group in a Cairo raid.

A statement released on Monday says that Ashraf Ali Hassanein Gharabli died in a firefight that erupted when police tried to arrest him on Sunday in Cairo's El-Marg district.

Gharabli was implicated in a series of terrorist attacks, including the beheading of a Croatian engineer last summer, the killing of an American oil worker a year earlier, and the July bombing of the Italian Consulate in Cairo that killed one person and wounded at least 10.


Updated : 2021-09-17 03:53 GMT+08:00