More than 50 Egyptian police and conscripts are killed in deadly rocket and bomb ambush by Islamic militants near desert oasis

More than 50 Egyptian police and conscripts are killed in deadly rocket and bomb ambush by Islamic militants near desert oasis

Islamic terrorists ambushed security forces with rockets, bombs and guns

The security forces were on the way to raid a suspected jihadi desert hide out

Officials claimed the attack took place some 185 miles south west of Cairo

The oasis is located in the Western Desert which is not known for jihadi violence

By AFP and REUTERS and DARREN BOYLE FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 11:24 BST, 21 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:14 BST, 21 October 2017

At least 52 Egyptian police and military have been killed with six wounded following an ambush by Islamic militants in the country's Western Desert.

The security forces were planning to raid a suspected jihadi hideout when the terrorists launched their attack using rockets, bombs and machine guns.

A number of the jihadis were also killed although officials have not released the number.

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So what you're saying is that the militants left behind a couple of suicide volunteers to take out the military and police, while they got away?

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