Five suspects escaped from al-Waqf police station in north Qena on Thursday morning, after they had broken the iron window of the prison cell.
The three of the five suspects hailed from Deshna and two from Waqf.
Major General Alaa Mahmoud al-Ayyat, Qena’s security director, received a notification about the escape incident. He immediately moved to the scene of the crime and ordered security authorities to intensify efforts to re-arrest the fugitives.
Ayyat also ordered an investigation into the incident.
Edited Translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm