Little-known group claims responsibility for Egypt attack
CAIRO - The Associated Press
A previously unknown Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for the ambush of a police raid outside of Cairo in October.
The statement on Nov. 3 by Ansar al-Islam circulated on social media did not contain pictures, videos or other information to support their claim of the attack, which it described as "the battle of the lion’s den."
Egypt has been struggling to contain an insurgency by Islamic militants led by an affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group centered in the northern region of the Sinai Peninsula.
Attacks have increased since the military overthrew an elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013.