Authorities arrest Brotherhood-funded terrorist cell in Dakahlia - official

Wednesday 12-03-2014 04:56 PM
Authorities arrest Brotherhood-funded terrorist cell in Dakahlia - official

A student of Al-Azhar University, who is a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Mursi, throws a stone during clashes with riot police and residents of the area at the Al-Azhar University campus in the Nasr City district December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


Dakahlia, March 12 (Aswat Masriya) Egyptian authorities arrested a "terrorist cell" in Dakahlia on Wednesday, the interior ministry said. 

In a statement on Wednesday, the ministry said that the group has committed crimes against state institutions and police forces with the purpose of spreading chaos in the country. 

The statement added that the cell included 11 people who have confessed to crimes, including the killing of a police officer, and was funded by the Muslim Brotherhood. 

Authorities in Alexandria arrested another cell on Sunday. 

Egypt declared the Brotherhood a "terrorist organization" in December in response to a wave of violence that followed the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi in July. 

Rights NGOs have criticized what they described as the interim government's "fierce crackdown" against Mursi's supporters since his overthrow.

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