October 4, 2016 2:37 AM EDT

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.





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