On 14 April 2020, security forces raided an apartment building in the impoverished Cairo neighborhood of al-Amiriyya and engaged in a gunbattle with a group of suspected Islamist militants barricaded inside. Two police officers were killed in the raid, while security forces killed seven militants. There were no reports of civilian casualties. Security personnel seized weapons and explosives in the raid. Officials claim that the militants were planning attacks on Coptic Christian targets to coincide with Christian holidays.