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Egypt: Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader killed in shootout

FILE -- In this Jan. 25, 2016 file photo, supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, chant slogans and raise an image of him after the Muslim Brotherhood called on its supporters to take to the streets on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's Interior Ministry says security forces have killed a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader and another member of the Islamist group in a shootout in Cairo. A ministry statement carried by the state MENA news agency on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, said 61-year-old Mohammed Kamal was wanted for more than a dozen armed attacks and was twice convicted to life in prison for establishing an armed group and an explosion near a police station. (AP Photo/Hesham Elkhoshny, File)

FILE -- In this Jan. 25, 2016 file photo, supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, chant slogans and raise an image of him after the Muslim Brotherhood called on its supporters to take to the streets on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's Interior Ministry says security forces have killed a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader and another member of the Islamist group in a shootout in Cairo. A ministry statement carried by the state MENA news agency on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, said 61-year-old Mohammed Kamal was wanted for more than a dozen armed attacks and was twice convicted to life in prison for establishing an armed group and an explosion near a police station. (AP Photo/Hesham Elkhoshny, File)  (The Associated Press)

Egypt's Interior Ministry says police have killed a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader and another member of the outlawed Islamist group in a shootout in Cairo.

A ministry statement carried by the state MENA news agency early on Tuesday says 61-year-old Mohammed Kamal, a physician by profession, was wanted for more than a dozen armed attacks and was twice sentenced in absentia to life in prison for establishing an armed group and an explosion near a police station.

It says Kamal was in charge of armed branches of the Brotherhood.

He was killed in an exchange of gunfire along with Yasser Shahata Ali Ragab as police tried to arrest them at a Cairo apartment. Ragab was earlier sentenced in absentia to 10 years' imprisonment.

MENA says police confiscated weapons and munition.