Egypt: Two officers and a policeman were killed, and 4 people on death row were killed in Tora prison

The Egyptian security authorities announced, Wednesday, the killing of four prisoners under sentence of death after trying to escape from inside the prison allocated to them in southern Cairo, which also resulted in the killing of three policemen while confronting them.

The Egyptian Ministry of Interior said in a statement that "four of those sentenced to death and those in death row in Tora prison tried to escape from inside the prison this morning (Wednesday)."

The statement added that "the insurance force confronted them with what resulted in the martyrdom of two officers and one policeman, and the death of the four convicts," without giving further details about the incident.

The statement stated the names of the convicts, namely: “Mr. Ata Muhammad, Ammar Al-Shahat Muhammad Al-Sayyid, Hassan Zakaria, Motamed Morsi, and Madih Ramadan Hassan Ala El-Din.

A security official, who preferred not to be named, said that the four were convicted in "terrorism" cases.

Security sources revealed the names of the policemen who were killed while confronting the attempt to escape prisoners sentenced to death and placed in death row in Tora prison.

The sources said that the martyrs were Colonel Amr Abdel Moneim, Major Muhammad Effat, and a police officer, Abdul Majeed Muhammad, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm.

The newspaper stated that three of those sentenced to death were convicted in the case known in the media as "Ansar al-Sharia Brigades", in which 23 people are accused and a judgment was previously issued against them by the South Cairo Criminal Court, which convened at the Institute of Police Trustees, in which the three were transferred to the Honorable Mufti, and they are Mr. Atta Muhammad Morsi, whose nickname is "Abu Omar", and Madih Ramadan Hassan Ala Al-Din, and Ammar Al-Shahat Muhammad Al-Sayed

As for the fourth person who was killed in Tora Prison, he was the terrorist Hassan Zakaria Motamad, against whom a decision was issued to refer him to the Emergency Supreme State Security Court, accusing him of joining ISIS and planning to target Copts and slaughtering a doctor, Tharwat Georgi, inside his clinic in the Sahel region, and a death sentence was issued against him.

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