CAIRO, Egypt's interior ministry said in a statement on Monday that six terrorists have been killed in a shootout with police in 6 October City on the outskirts of the capital.

''Police forces had received information that a group of terrorists were using a residential house in 6 October as a hideout and were planning on carrying out "violent operations," said the ministry in a statement.

The raid was carried out based on intelligence obtained by the National Security Agency.

"Information had revealed that the terrorists planned to implement a series of hostile operations targeting vital state institutions, Christian churches, and military and police personnel during the upcoming Eid al-Adha holiday," the statement added.

Egypt's police forces have recently been carrying out a number of raids on terrorists involved in executing or attempting to carry out hostile acts throughout the country.

Source: Emirates News Agency