Two policemen were killed on Monday during a security raid that targeted wanted suspects for possessing weapons.
Major General Mohamed Kamal, Qena security chief, was notified over the death of First Lieutenant Mahmoud Mohamed Hanafy, 23, and Police Sergeant Ibrahim Abdel Hamid, 38, after being shot during the raid.
On storming the house of the suspect, he fired heavy shots, killing the two officers.
The two victims were transferred to Naga Hammadi Public Hospital. A police report was filed and prosecution was notified to conduct investigations.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm