Interior Minister: Plot to destroy State institutions, carry out assassinations on Jan 25th thwarted
Tuesday، 09 February 2016 - 12:00 AM
Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar said on Monday 8/2/2016 a major terror plot, aiming to destroy State institutions and carry out assassination attempts on the anniversary of January 25th Revolution, was thwarted.
In a press conference, the minister added that the ministry's bodies foiled many internal and external conspiracies against Egypt in the last period.
Those conspiracies were plotted by the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood and some external forces, Abdel Ghaffar said.
Many lies were broadcast about events on the anniversary of the January 25th revolution, but all plots were thwarted by Egypt's security bodies, he added.
The Minister said that the security bodies foiled a terror plot that was prepared abroad to be carried out by members of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood inside the country.
The plot aimed to destroy the state institutions and carry out assassination operations during the celebrations of January 25th Revolution to terrorize the Egyptian people, the minister added.
Abdel Ghaffar said that large amounts of bogus explosive charges were found beside schools, famous malls and gatherings.
On January 25th, Egypt was safe, thanks to preemptive security strikes carried out by the security forces against terror groups, he added.
The minister said that many information were collected in regard to the assassination of late prosecutor general Hisham Barakat.
This information is currently being linked to other information to arrest the perpetrators, he added.
Investigative bodies are still working on the Russian plane crash file, the minister said.
Abdel Ghaffar said that there are no enforced disappearance cases in Egypt.
All prisoners in Egypt are remanded in custody pending investigation upon orders of the public prosecution or to implement judicial rulings, he added.
The Interior Minister said that the Egyptian police are currently facing a systematic plot to tarnish its image.
Abdel Ghaffar affirmed that no reconciliation would be accepted with terrorists or people with "blood on their hands."
He said that Interior Ministry respects doctors and is keen on their safety. "The crisis between doctors and policemen in El-Matareya hospital was a quarrel that is currently being probed by the public prosecution, and the ministry referred the violators to disciplinary boards."
The ministry is keen to confront individual violations from a few members of its large staff as all policemen refuse such acts, Abdel Ghaffar added.
The minister said that security forces did not find any information so far on the killing of terrorist Shady al Menaei in Sinai.
The security services succeeded to undermine the terrorist movement in Egypt, the minister added.
He revealed that contacts have been made between members of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood and those who adopt the Daesh thought.
Security agencies are examining suspects in regard to the Russian plane crash, but the perpetrators are yet to be identified, Abdel Ghaffar said.