Dramatic footage was released on Thursday of Egyptian security forces raiding a warehouse suspected of being a militants' bomb factory on Cairo's outskirts. (March 20)
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1. Mid of Egyptian security officer with assault rifle taking position outside suspected militant bomb factory hideout
2. Tracking shot of exchange of fire between egyptian security forces and militants, cameraman takes cover, AUDIO: Heavy gunfire
3. Wide of security forces firing on militants
4. Tracking shot of Egyptian security forces advancing on suspected militant bomb factory, AUDIO: Heavy gunfire
5. Wide of militants setting off bomb
6. Zoom in to security personnel firing from rooftop of adjacent building
7. Mid of Egyptian security on rooftop firing at militants
8. Wide of a group of security personnel advancing towards suspected militant bomb factory
9. Wide of armoured police vehicle firing at the gate of suspected bomb factory
10. Wide of armoured vehicle knocking down wall at the entrance of the suspected factory
11. Pull out of rifles found inside the militant factory
12. Pan shot of barrels of explosives inside the suspected bomb factory
13. Close of an explosive belt and electrical circuits found in the building
14. Pull out of destroyed cars surrounded by rubble
15. Mid of car riddled with holes next to collapsed wall
16. Pull out of dead of suspected militant killed in clashes with police ++GRAPHIC IMAGE OF DEAD BODY++
17. Pull out from explosive belt around body of suspected militant killed in clashes with police ++IMAGE OF DEAD BODY++
Dramatic footage was released on Thursday of Egyptian security forces raiding a warehouse suspected of being a militants' bomb factory on Cairo's outskirts.
The raid sparked an hours-long battle on Wednesday with gunmen that left two military officers and six militants dead, the Interior Ministry said.
The assault was one of the first known raids in the Nile Delta against a suspected hideout and factory of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, the main militant group that has been waging an insurgency that began in the Sinai but has spread in past months to the Delta and into the capital, Cairo.
The hideout highlighted the group's increasing encroachment on the capital.
The raid took place before dawn on Wednesday.
Acting on a tip, a joint force of police, military and special forces attacked the group taking cover in a timber workshop in Arab Sharkas village in Qalioubiya province, neighbouring Cairo to the north.
Abdel-Latif told The Associated Press that the area is part of a desert area stretching to the Suez Canal city of Ismailia and beyond to Sinai.
He said militants have used the stretch as an approach to launch operations in and around Cairo.
The Sinai-based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, or Champions of Jerusalem, has carried out several dramatic attacks in the capital, including a car bombing that struck Cairo's main security headquarters and a failed assassination attempt on the interior minister, using a suicide bomber.