Egypt security forces raid village in crackdown on militants
CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian troops and police stormed the village of Kerdassah near Cairo on Thursday in the latest crackdown on militants, media and security officials said.
State news agency MENA reported that a senior police officer was killed in the operation.
A security official told AFP that vehicles carrying armed personnel entered the village while army helicopters hovered above.
"The operation is to clear the village of terrorist elements," the official said, adding that one soldier had been wounded.