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Kuwait hands 8 members of MB terrorist cell to Egypt: KUNA agency

Reuters , Monday 15 Jul 2019
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Kuwait has handed over to Egyptian authorities eight members of a terrorist cell arrested on its territory and who it said were linked to the Muslim Brotherhood group, state news agency KUNA reported.

Kuwait’s interior ministry said on Friday the Egyptians belonged to a terrorist cell linked to the Brotherhood. They had fled to Kuwait after being sentenced by Egyptian authorities to jail terms of up to 15 years, it said.

According to a statement issued by the Kuwaiti cabinet this afternoon, the Egyptian suspects confessed that they took part in terrorist attacks inside Egypt. No further details were given about these attacks. 

Kuwait has not specified the circumstances of their sentencing, and there has been no official comment on the case from Egyptian judicial authorities either.

The men were returned under the terms of bilateral agreements, KUNA quoted a senior foreign ministry official as saying late on Sunday. The interior ministry said investigations were ongoing to discover other cell members.

Egypt banned the group in 2013 after late President Mohamed Morsi was ousted following massive street protests. 

*This story was edited by Ahram Online

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