Brotherhood member killed in Egypt police raid

Last month, 13 members of Egypt’s now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood were killed by security forces in two separate raids

Brotherhood member killed in Egypt police raid

World Bulletin / News Desk

 A member of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group was killed in a raid by security forces in northern Egypt, the Interior Ministry said in a Sunday statement.

According to the ministry, the Brotherhood member “fell from a window” while trying to escape after security forces raided his apartment in the coastal city of Alexandria.

The ministry went on to allege that a cache of weapons had been found in his apartment.

It also asserted that the Brotherhood member had been accused of involvement in a series of past attacks in Egypt’s central Fayoum province.

The Egyptian government designated the Brotherhood, the country's oldest Islamist movement, a “terrorist organization” in late 2013.

Security forces have launched a harsh crackdown on the Brotherhood since Egypt’s military ousted and imprisoned democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi -- a Brotherhood leader -- in mid-2013.

In the more than two years since, the security forces have killed hundreds -- and detained tens of thousands -- of Brotherhood members and Morsi supporters.

Last month, 13 Brotherhood members were killed by Egyptian security forces in two separate raids.

The London-based Human Rights Monitor said last month that 79 civilians had been killed in August alone in extrajudicial killings carried out by Egyptian security forces.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Ekim 2015, 16:55