More than Fifty policemen were killed and eight others injured in a shootout with militants in Giza’s Bahariya Oasis, state agency MENA reported.
In a statement to MENA, a Giza security directorate security source said the clashes took place when the forces were attempting to raid a terrorist hideout in the area, an oasis in the western desert of Egypt, approximately 370 km from the capital.
The militants shot at the forces as police attempted to apprehend them.
According to the source, clashes are still ongoing.
The interior ministry has not yet officially commented on the incident.
More to follow.