Five arrested in Nasr City for possessing weapons, explosives

Security forces in Cairo on Thursday arrested five people suspected of hiding weapons and explosives inside a building in Nasr City.

An Interior Ministry official told Al-Masry Al-Youm that it is too early to say if the arrested suspects belong to Al-Qaeda or another jihadi movement. He added that the prosecution is still carrying out investigations.

A gunman was killed Wednesday after an exchange of fire with security forces in Nasr City, the Interior Ministry said.

The building the man was hiding in caught fire during the fight, and the suspect's body was found charred with no clues to his identity.

Security authorities said they had information implicating the man of involvement in the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.

Security sources reported finding 17 bombs, four RPGs, three automatic weapons, and huge quantities of ammunition inside the building.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm


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