On 1 July 2015, the Egyptian ministry of interior released a statement at 4:20pm announcing it had killed 9 Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders at an apartment in Al-Bashayer neighbourhood in 6 October City, Giza.
The murdered men were: Abdulfatah Mohammed Ibrahim (52, engineer and owner of a construction company), Nasir Salem Salem Al-Hafi (55, former MP and president of the MB Legal Committee), Hisham Ibrahim Al-Dusuki (50, lawyer), Jamal Sa’ad Badawi Khalifa (57, physician), Al-Sayyed Yusuf Al-Sayyed Yusuf (50, teacher), Mu’tasim Ahmed Al-Ajizi (26, chemist at a pharmaceutical company), Taher Ahmed Ismail (50, veterinarian), Osama Ahmed Al-Husseini (56, former president of Mtobis local council in Kafr Al-Sheik and president of the Teacher Syndicate’s Kafr Al-Sheik branch), Hisham Zaki Al-Mahdi Khafaji (49, orthopaedist). All nine men were leading MB figures.
The ministry of interior statement alleged that authorities had pinpointed the location of an MB leader wanted in several cases and sent security forces to pick him up. As officers approached the building, the statement claimed that several gunshots were fired from inside an apartment prompting the police to shoot back. When forces stormed the apartment, they found 9 bodies riddled with bullets, in addition to three automatic rifles, six bullet magazines, 132 cartridges, documents and a large sum of money. The statement added that all 9 men were involved in planning the explosion that killed State Prosecutor HishamBarakat.