Egyptian riot policemen stand in front of damaged national security building in northern Cairo's district after a terror attack on August 20, 2015. © Khaled Desouki / AFP
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CAIRO – Egyptian police said on Monday they killed a top Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group operative in the capital implicated in a string of attacks including the murders of a Croat and an American.
An interior ministry statement said Ashraf Ali Ali Hassanein al-Gharabli was shot dead in an exchange of fire after police tried to arrest him.
Hassanein was one of the most sought after militants in the country, and had featured in a wanted notice by police as early as January 2014, months into a militant insurgency centred in the Sinai Peninsula.