On June 28, the Ministry of Interior of Egypt announced in an official statement that Egyptian security forces have neutralized a cell of the Hassm Movement, the armed wing of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Party.
The cell is responsible for the assassination attempt of the head of security in the province of Alexandria, Major General Mostafa al-Nemr on March 24, according to the official statement. Two policemen were killed and four others were injured in the attack, back then.
The Ministry of Interior said that Egyptian security forces conducted a series of security operations in the provinces of Beheira, Asyut and Alexandria after successfully identifying and tracking the members of the cell. During the operations, two key member of the cell “Mutaz Mustafa Hassan Kamel” and “Bassem Mohamad Ibrahim Jad” were arrested by security forces, while ten others were killed during clashes.
Egyptian security forces have neutralized several similar cells of the Hassm Movement since the 2013 Egyptian coup d’état. According to Egyptian sources, these cells are usually trained outside of the country and receive financial support from several countries, including Qatar and Turkey.