18 Brotherhood members, jihadists arrested in Suez

Ahram Online , Sunday 20 Apr 2014

Detainees accused of plotting violence in the Suez Canal city, and were in possession of firearms, a security source tells Al-Ahram

Egyptian security forces in Suez on Sunday arrested 18 "jihadist elements" and Muslim Brotherhood leaders and members on charges of inciting violence and planning violent operations in the city, a security source told Al-Ahram's Arabic news website.

Some of the arrested possessed firearms, the source said.

Such arrest announcements have been a regular occurrence since police and army forces launched an extensive crackdown against the Brotherhood and Islamist militants after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

On Saturday, the Egyptian army's spokesman announced the arrest of 11 jihadists in Sinai, a hot spot for militant activity against the army.


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