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Brotherhood behind 'terrorist' attacks: Egypt interior minister
Mohamed Ibrahim says evidence shows that the Muslim Brotherhood sponsored a series of attacks targeting security forces following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi
Ahram Online, Saturday 23 Nov 2013
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Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim (Photo: Ahram Online archive)

Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim claimed Saturday that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood was behind past major attacks targeting police personnel in the country. Ibrahim gave names of several alleged perpetrators identified and arrested by security forces following the attacks, amid increased pressure on speeding up investigations into ongoing security breaches.

"The Muslim Brotherhood, with the support and funding from the international Muslim Brotherhood organisation, has mobilised extremist terrorist elements, including ones from Al-Qaeda organisation and the Gaza Strip, to carry out a series of terrorist attacks following the 30 June revolution," Ibrahim said at a news conference Saturday afternoon.

Ibrahim went on to add that among the apprehended "terrorist cells" was an Al-Qaeda affiliated group, adding that some of its members allegedly took part in the two sit-ins supporting deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, which security forces forcibly dispersed in August.

He also announced that another 33-member "terrorist cell" was responsible for the assassination of Mohamed Mabrouk, a senior officer in the National Security apparatus who was in charge of investigating espionage charges against Morsi. Mabrouk was shot dead near his home this week.

Ibrahim also declared that the interior ministry had captured those responsible for the killing of 25 conscripts in the Sinai Peninsula 20 August, the highest rate of casualties in one incident across the uptake in militant attacks in the restive region.

Ibrahim also announced that the ministry arrested a three-member "terrorist cell" allegedly responsible for the failed attempt on his own life in September.

Back in mid-August, Ibrahim gave the green light to the raids by police to clear Islamist-led protest sites in Cairo and Giza that left hundreds dead and thousands injured.

Numerous police stations were attacked across the country in the immediate aftermath of the bloody crackdown on pro-Morsi sit-ins. More than 100 members of the security forces were killed in ensuing violence.

The restive Sinai Peninsula, bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, has witnessed a pronounced spike in militant attacks on police personnel and property following the crackdown on Morsi supporters.

The most recent attack targeted an army convoy carrying off-duty soldiers on the road between Al-Arish and Rafah on Wednesday, killing 11 and injuring 37.

Egypt's army previously announced it had killed around 100 militants, including foreign fighters, in operations against increased militancy in the region.

Egypt's elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, himself a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood, was ousted by the military 3 July following mass protests against his rule.





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very etc
24-11-2013 03:37pm
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Detention yes but what is next?
A question to the Minister. What you say is fine but what happened to those arrested in gruesome acts of violence in the past including Kardasa. We hear little and see no conduct of justice. Arrest is only the beginning of the process of bringing people to justice and setting an example. When shall we see that?????
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Samantha Criscione
24-11-2013 03:26pm
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Mr Ibrahim is right, of course
The Brotherhood's El Beltagy affirmed this in July, when he told a crowd of his supporters that the terror in Sinai would stop the minute Morsi was reinstated. The Brotherhood is not a normal political party, it is a fascist conspiracy operating on several levels at once, some of which are instructed to deny any link to the Brotherhood. One leader calls for peace, another calls for war, and others organize terror. -- Samantha Criscione
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John
24-11-2013 11:44am
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Keep quit
This minister dont want egyptian becom educate .he want keep them dark tanel
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medo
24-11-2013 12:39pm
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@John
That would explain your terrible use of English!
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Egyptian
24-11-2013 08:53am
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Give up terror act MB people and millitry will give up getting after you
Militray and police should kill more thousands if they thritten the security and piece of the Egyptian people. When MB give up being terrorist and threttining every day stability of the state then the millitry and police will take their hat off for them. Millitry and police have a job to do, securing the country's stability.
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Farhan
23-11-2013 07:03pm
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Terrorists are calling others terrorists, pricesless !!!
These thugs have killed thousands of people and now trying to portray their own image as saints.
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very etc
24-11-2013 03:34pm
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Seek help
Go and seek medical help!
amir
24-11-2013 02:41am
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unbeliever
they are kafir belive in money and power the dont care if they kill 1000 or 10000 for power they will do anything , but at last pay for their crime god willing inshalllah
Allen
23-11-2013 10:05pm
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For the Muslim brotherhood terrorists everyone is a terrorist
Except those who bow to them and join them in acts of terror
Ervin
23-11-2013 09:02pm
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keep repeating
Keep repeating the same words all over again and again. You say they were peaceful protesters? What does an RPG, AK47 and pistols do in a peaceful's protester's hands? Oh yes, I can imagine your excuse, for self defense. No, they were ready for battle against the state. The state warned them many days before to leave, but they wanted to be a state within a state. No dear, no country in the whole world would permit that. - Or did I misunderstand them? They wanted to show how peaceful they were with those arms in hands, to shoot in the air to celebrate their peacefulness. But by mistake, someone shot horizontally, instead of vertically (irony). P.s.: To the Ikwan troll who keeps voting these nonsense comments and will certainly downvote me, I say this. You guys are too much arrogant to ever admit your faults, because you think that being chosen by God, you cannot make mistakes. Your sick ego was your ruin. Your era is finished... You will be forgotten in the great Egyptian history or re
Farhan
23-11-2013 07:23pm
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You can vote down my comment but its not going to change the truth
Military has killed thousands of people in cold blood, violence begets violence.

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