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Mansoura residents attack Brotherhood property following bomb attack

Building owned by Brotherhood member trashed, car set alight as Mansoura residents take revenge on Islamist group many blame for Tuesday's bomb attack that killed 15

Ahram Online, MENA, Tuesday 24 Dec 2013
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People look at the damage after an explosion near a security building in Egypt's Nile Delta city of Mansoura in Dakahlyia province, about 120 km (75 miles) northeast of Cairo December 24, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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Residents of Mansoura have attacked property belonging to a member of the Muslim Brotherhood after a bomb attack in the city was blamed on the group.

Fifteen people died and 134 were injured on Tuesday morning when a large bomb ripped through the Nile Delta city's security directorate. The city council building, a state-owned theatre, a bank and a number of police vehicles were also damaged in the attack.

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim claimed the attack was in retaliation for the violent dispersal of two pro-Mohamed Morsi protest camps in Cairo that left over 600 people dead in August.

The Brotherhood has denied involvement in the attack.

A building belonging to Abdel-Rahman El-Bar, a leading Brotherhood member, was ransacked by a group of angry locals, state news agency MENA reported.

They removed furniture and threw it in a nearby stream.

Hundreds marched at the funeral of 12 policeman and one civilian killed in the attack, AP reported.

Following the funeral, local people torched the car of a man who made a four-fingered hand gesture indicating support for the pro-Morsi protesters killed in August.

Crowds gathered outside the security directorate holding posters reading "No to terrorist groups" and pictures of army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi. They chanted "The people want to execute the Brotherhood."

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