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Egypt forces kill 8 militants at camp in south

Egyptian security forces have killed eight suspected militants belonging to the Hasm movement in what officials said was a training camp in a southern desert region, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

Five other militants were arrested in operations carried out in Giza and Sharqiya regions, it said. Automatic rifles, ammunitions and supplies were recovered at the Fayoum camp southwest of the capital, the ministry said.

Hasm, a group that emerged last year and has claimed several attacks on security forces, said on Friday it had carried out a shooting last week in Fayoum, a province about 60 km (37.28 miles) south of Cairo, that killed one policeman and injured three others.

Egyptian security forces also killed two people suspected of being prominent members of the militant Hasm Movement in a shootout last week, an Interior Ministry statement said on Friday.

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