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Chief suspect in Badrashin attack killed in shootout with police

The chief suspect in the Badrashin attack was killed in a shootout after the police raided an apartment in al-Beitash neighborhood in Alexandria, said the Interior Ministry in a statement on Wednesday.

He was “the fifth and last suspect and also the chief executor of the attack,” read the statement. It also identified him as “the fugitive Ezz Eid Mohamed Meleigy, known as Black Ezz.”

Five policemen were killed in the drive-by shooting on July 14, when three unidentified men on a motorcycle opened fire on a police patrol, resulting in the deaths of three Central Security Forces conscripts, an enlisted police officer, and a policeman.

No group has claimed responsibility thus far.

Four people suspected in taking part in the attack were killed late July in a shootout when the police raided two apartments in 6th of October and al-Haram neighborhood in Cairo. The suspects were identified as Hassan Mohamed Abou Saree Attalah, Emad Salah Abdel Aziz Mohamed Gomaa, Ahmed Rabee Ahmed Abdel Gawad and Abdel Rahman Mohamed Abdel Geleel Mohamed el-Saway.

In late August, two alleged members of the Hassm militant group were killed in a shootout with police personnel in a residential area of Wadi al-Natrun in Beheira governorate. Earlier this week, the Interior Ministry announced the killing of 10 suspected militants in clashes in the Ard al-Lewa neighborhood of Giza, when police forces raided two residential units. Four commissioned officers, three conscripts and two criminal investigators were injured during the operation.