Egypt’s Interior Ministry says two leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in a shoot-out with police Monday.
According to Reuters, Mohamed Kamal, 61, was shot dead alongside Yasser Shehata, in Cairo’s Bassateen neighborhood after a police raid.
Authorities say Kamal was responsible for the armed wing of the group and had been sentenced to life in prison in abstentia.
He was reportedly a member of the Brotherhood’s Guidance Bureau and the organization’s administrative committee
According to Reuters, citing the Muslim Brotherhood’s social-media accounts, Kamal disappeared on Monday but the organization did not provide any more information.