A group calling itself “The Revolutionary Punishment” has claimed responsibility for shooting dead two police sergeants in Fayoum last Thursday in retaliation for the recent executions of militants.
In a statement on its Facebook page, the group said motorbike-riding members shot dead two policemen from the Sennouras police department in retaliation for “the martyrs of Arab Sharkas and the free students”.
The statement was referring to the death sentence applied to seven suspects who faced charges for killing two army officers during a raid on suspected terrorist cells in Arab Sharkas, Qalyubia
The convicts were accused of being affiliated with the Sinai Province, the Sinai-based group which had carried out several fatal attacks against security forces since 2013 before paying allegiance to the Islamic State.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm