The new information appeared at 23:00 EET August, 8. The one police officer was killed and 6 policemen were wounded during the operation. They were wounded of varying severity. Sources reported that the killed officer was Major Ahmed Abdel Fatah. He reportedly was the one of commanders of the assault group.
On August 8, police conducted a raid against ISIS in the city of Qena southern Egypt, killing some 3 members of the terrorist group.
According to sources, security forces conducted the special operation in Qena and in the nearby mountain area where they found an ISIS training camp and seized arms and expolisive materials.
According to police, the group was involved in attacks against churches in Alexandria and Tanta in April 2017 and the recent attack in the Isena city. Terrorists were also preparing for newattacks against the army, police and religious sites in southern Egypt.
ISIS has increased attacks against the Egyptian Christian minority in an attempt to expand its zone of influence outside Northern Sinai. The goal is to draw the security forces resources from the ongoing anti-ISIS efforts in northern Sina.