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Police arrest drugs gang in Egypt

Egyptian police say they have arrested the head of a drugs gang and 20 others after a tense six-day siege in a Nile village which ended in a gun battle. Another member of the armed group died of his injuries after the arrest operation in Nakhila, 400km (248 miles) south of the capital Cairo. About 160 hostages were released during the operation, security sources said. The operation involved about 6,000 members of the security forces backed by 200 armoured cars, police said. Security forces stormed the village at dawn on Monday, managing to reach the centre by the afternoon. They used rocket-propelled grenades and mortars to break the resistance in the village. The Egyptian interior ministry named the gang leader as Izzat Mohamed Hanafi, a senior member of the Awlad al-Hanafi family. Full Story

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