Egypt police arrest 102 Brotherhood members

Egypt police detained 102 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in raids in five cities...

Egypt police arrest 102 Brotherhood members

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian security forces have detained 102 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in raids in five provinces, the Interior Ministry said Friday.

The ministry said in a statement that the detainees were involved in "terrorist" attacks targeting policemen, judges and infrastructure.

According to the statement, the suspects had been detained in security swoops in Giza and the Nile Delta provinces of Daqahliya, Sharqiya, Beheira and Qalioubiya.

Ministry spokesman Hani Abdel-Latif told The Anadolu Agency that the suspects had been detained over the past ten days.

Egypt has been dogged by turmoil since the military ousted elected President Mohamed Morsi last year following massive protests against his one-year rule.

Since Morsi's ouster, Egypt's military-backed government has waged a relentless crackdown on political dissent – largely targeting Morsi supporters – which has seen hundreds killed and thousands detained.

Late last year, Egyptian authorities branded the Muslim Brotherhood – of which Morsi is a leading member – a "terrorist" group.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Aralık 2014, 13:45
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