The Egyptian Ministry of Interior says that police forces have arrested 54 members of the terrorist-designated Muslim Brotherhood group for plotting attacks in Egypt in coordination with the Brotherhood’s leadership abroad.
The ministry said that intelligence revealed that the leaders of the outlawed group abroad were plotting to sow chaos in the country in January and February to coincide with the anniversary of the 25 January revolution.
The suspects plotted to sabotage public roads and terrorise citizens with the aim of disrupting public peace and harming the country's national interests, according to the ministry.
The MB leadership abroad formed a group on the internet which included members of the Muslin Brotherhood and anti-state elements inside the country under the name "O Allah, Revolution," holding a number of meetings abroad to plan the execution of their terrorist plot, the statement added.
The ministry said that the suspects were found in possession of cash and materials used in riots to block roads and set fires.
The ministry said that it is working to identify and arrest the remaining members of the group, which is led by Yasser El-Omda, a fugitive Brotherhood leader currently residing in Turkey.