A Leader of Sinai Resort Attacks Slain, Police Say

From Times Wire Reports

Egyptian police shot to death one of the alleged leaders of the July terrorist attacks in Sharm el Sheik in a gunfight in a mountainous area of the Sinai desert.

Moussa Mohammed Salem Badran was shot after he fired on police ordering him to surrender, an Interior Ministry statement said. One officer was wounded. Two hand grenades, a gun and a machine gun were found with Badran, the ministry said.

The clash took place at Mt. Halal, a 5,900-foot peak near the Israeli border. The July 23 attacks in Sharm el Sheik, a Red Sea resort, killed at least 64 people when three bombs ripped through a hotel, a neighborhood full of Egyptians and the entrance to a beach promenade.