Egyptian policeman rescued from Western Desert kidnap may continue treatment abroad

A police officer who was abducted by terrorists in the Western Desert last month and later rescued by security forces may continue his medical treatment abroad, his father has said.

Mohamed El-Hayes was abducted during a shootout when security forces raided a terrorist hideout in Bahariya Oasis, about 135 kilometres (83 miles) southwest of Cairo.

Sixteen police forces were killed during the incident on 19 October.

“My son has undergone four surgeries to his hands and feet during the past two weeks, however he is in a good condition,” Mohamed El-Hayes’ father said, according to Al-Ahram Arabic website.

.”He still needs more operations,” he added, without specifying further.

Joint army and police forces rescued El-Hayes on 31 October.

The freed police officer is currently at a military hospital receiving treatment.

Last week, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced that all the terrorists involved in the Western Desert shootout in October have been killed bar one foreigner who has been arrested.

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