Brotherhood denies involvement in Cairo bus attack

An army officer was killed and three other troops were injured in an attack on a military bus in Cairo early on Thursday.

Brotherhood denies involvement in Cairo bus attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Muslim Brotherhood has denied involvement in a deadly attack on an army bus in Cairo on Thursday.

"The coup regime to blame attacks on the Brotherhood without a proof," the group said in a statement.

An army officer was killed and three other troops were injured in an attack on a military bus in Cairo early Thursday.

"Masked militants affiliated with the terrorist Brotherhood targeted a military bus, killing lower-ranking officer Yousri Hassan and injuring three other troops," army spokesman Ahmed Mohamed Ali announced via Facebook.

He did not, however, say how the army concluded that the masked attackers had belonged to the Brotherhood, which was labeled a "terrorist" group by the Egyptian government last December following a string of bombings targeting security personnel.

The Brotherhood said that it sticks to "peacefulness" and reiterated rejection of "shedding of bloods of any Egyptians".

Thursday's shooting was the latest in a series of attacks on security personnel, which has remained ongoing since the army ousted elected president Mohamed Morsi last July.

Egypt's military-backed authorities have launched a massive crackdown on the Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, arresting thousands of members.

Egypt court releases 20 Morsi supporters

A criminal court in the southern Egyptian province of Minya on Thursday ordered the release of 20 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi over charges of staging "unlicensed" protests.

The court also remanded ten more Morsi supporters in custody for 15 days on charges of breaking into and torching a police station in Minya in mid-August following the violent dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo.

Meanwhile, prosecutors in the Nile Delta province of Gharbiya ordered the release of four Morsi supporters who were accused of staging a protest without permission.

The authorities have launched an all-out crackdown on the ousted president's supporters and the members of his Muslim Brotherhood movement following his ouster on July 3 by the military.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Mart 2014, 09:45
YORUM EKLE