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Death toll from Egypt gun battle rises to 52 killed: sources

CAIRO: At least 52 Egyptian police and conscripts were killed and six more wounded in a gun battle on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in the western desert, three security sources said. Sources had said late on Friday at least 30 police were killed. Egypt is battling a militant insurgency concentrated in the Sinai peninsula from two main groups, including an Islamic State affiliate, that has killed hundreds of security forces since 2013. Read More: Egypt’s Hasm militants claim attack targeting…

CTD guns down six terrorists in Sheikhupura

SHEIKHUPURA: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) shot dead six terrorists -- affiliated with a banned organization -- in a police encounter in Sheikhupura, ARY News reported on Sunday. CTD stated that nine terrorists had planned to carry out terrorist attacks on law enforcement agencies. The anti-terror squad chased the terrorist down near Sheikhupura Bypass and told the terrorists to surrender. The terrorists opened fire at the CTD personnel after which a gun battle took place. Six terrorists were gunned down by the…