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Security bodies uncover terrorist schemes, capture leaders of MB

Saturday، 05 November 2016 - 02:19 AM

The Interior Ministry has delivered a new proactive blow to terrorists upon directives of Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar to intensify efforts to boost pillars of security and stability and to foil plots of terrorist groups topped by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).

In a press release, the ministry said security information uncovered that leaders of the terrorist group abroad are responsible for developing the structure of the group inside Egypt by forming armed entities under new names (Sawaed Misr, Hassm and Lewaa El-Thawrah) to be used as a media front for violent acts committed  by the group.

The security bodies have acted upon security information and discovered those leaders of the group inside Egypt and abroad. Several senior members have been captured in different governorates in line with the law, said the statement, adding that several hideouts used for training and sheltering terrorists and storing explosive charges, including one in Aswan, have been located.

Some 62 firearms and nine highly explosive charges along with a large quantity of materials used in making bombs were seized, said the statement.

Two vehicles that were prepared to explode and large sums of local and foreign currencies were also found.

The raids led also to the seizure of several leaflets of the group's schemes and tasks, according to the statement.

The leaflets showed hand-written admissions by some leaders of the group including fugitive Mohamed Abdel-Rahman el-Morsi of involvement in the assassination of late general prosecutor Hisham Barakat and of receiving financial assistance from some foreign intelligence agencies, said the press release.

A document dated 22-5-2014 showed the establishment of a front called the Sinai Front against Discrimination. The seized documents also uncovered the responsibility of some leaders of the group abroad topped by fugitive Ali Batikh in Turkey for drawing up a strategy for armed action inside Egypt.

The information also led to identify those who were involved in latest violent incidents including an attempt to assassinate the deputy general prosecutor, added the statement.


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