Two members of the Army Intelligence were killed in a raid on one of the nightclubs in the area of Maameltein in search for fugitives, an army statement said on Monday.
“A patrol of the army intelligence was investigating information on some fugitives in one of the nightclubs in the Maameltein area when fugitive Mahdi Hussein Zoaiter and his companions opened fire killing two soldiers,” the army said in a statement.
“The army retaliated and an exchange of fire led to the killing of Zoaiter and another wanted man, Ahmed Ali Ammar, in addition to four other citizens accompanying them,” it added.
The statement added that there are eleven search and investigation warrants in addition to six arrest warrants against the fugitives for previous crimes.
The army cordoned off the area and the Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr is inspecting the clash site in Maameltein.