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Egypt says top ISIS commander killed in raid

CAIRO -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed a top commander of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group in a Cairo raid.

A statement released on Monday says that Ashraf Ali Hassanein Gharabli died in a firefight that erupted when police tried to arrest him on Sunday in Cairo's El-Marg district.

Gharabli was implicated in a series of terrorist attacks, including the beheading of a Croatian engineer last summer, the killing of American oil worker William Henderson a year earlier, and the July bombing of the Italian Consulate in Cairo that killed one person and wounded at least 10.

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