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Egypt Declares Brotherhood ‘Terrorist Group’

Move comes a day after a suicide bombing of a police headquarters in the city of Mansoura killed 16 people, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda-inspired militant group.

Destruction in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo, following a powerful explosion.
Destruction in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo, following a powerful explosion.

By Gregg Carlstrom,

Egypt’s interim government has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, a move that gives authorities greater freedom to crack down on the group.

Hossam Eissa, a deputy prime minister, announced the decision on Wednesday night after a lengthy cabinet meeting.

“The cabinet has declared the Muslim Brotherhood and its organisation as a terrorist organisation,” he said. Continue reading Egypt Declares Brotherhood ‘Terrorist Group’