Egyptian Sisi visits freed police officer El-Hayes in hospital

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited a police officer in hospital on Wednesday who had been rescued from terrorists who had kidnapped him in the Western Desert, Sisi’s office announced.

Sisi was accompanied by Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar.

Police officer Mohamed El-Hayes had gone missing during a shootout on 19 October, which saw 16 policemen killed while raiding a terrorist hideout in Bahariya Oasis, about 135 kilometres (83 miles) southwest of Cairo.

Egyptian armed forces declared on Tuesday that El-Hayes had been freed in a joint operation by army and police forces.

The freed police officer is currently at a military hospital receiving treatment.

So far no group has claimed responsibility for the events. Source: Ahram online