Hopefully one slug was enough to dispatch him, no need to waste bullets.
Egypt’s fightback against ISIS begins: Top operative with group accused of downing Russian jet is shot dead… as Putin crony accuses the U.S. of complicity in bombing
Egyptian special forces patrol the streets of Cairo. A top ISIS operative with Islamic State-affiliated group Sinai Province has been killed by police in the capital as Egypt launches a fresh crackdown on the group
- Ashraf Hassanein al-Gharabli killed in firefight as police tried to arrest him
- He was senior militant for Sinai Province which claims to have downed jet
- Implicated in bombing of Italian consulate in Cairo and a string of murders
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A top Islamic State operative of the group suspected of bombing the Russian jet over Egypt has been killed by police in Cairo.
Egypt’s interior ministry 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 in January 2014, months into a militant insurgency centred in the Sinai Peninsula.
He was implicated in a string of attacks including the bombing of the Italian consulate in Cairo last July and the murders of a Croat and an American.
A police official said he had been the right-hand man of Hisham al-Eshmawi, a feared former commando who is believed to have spearheaded a string of bombings and assassinations in the capital for the militant Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, now known as Sinai Province.
‘Bomb plotter’: Secretive ISIS leader Abu Osama al-Masri (whose face has been obscured by the terror group in this image) is suspected of blowing up the Russian holiday jet over Egypt killing all 224 people on board