Two al­leged mil­i­tants ar­rested in Suez

PROSE­CU­TION DE­TAINED THE DE­FEN­DANTS FOR 15 DAYS PEND­ING IN­VES­TI­GA­TIONS

The Daily News Egypt - - Politics - By Sarah El-Sheikh

The Gen­eral Prose­cu­tion on Mon­day or­dered the de­ten­tion of two men for 15 days pend­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions.They are sus­pected of be­ing mem­bers of a mil­i­tant or­gan­i­sa­tion in Suez, ac­cord­ing to state me­dia.

They are ac­cused of pre­par­ing ex­plo­sives to tar­get se­cu­rity per­son­nel and build­ings. The de­fen­dants were re­port­edly ar­rested be­fore meet­ing to work on the bombs to use them in ter­ror at­tacks.

The se­cu­rity forces also seized large amounts money and liq­uid sub­stances used in the man­u­fac­tur­ing of bombs.A re­port was filed and sent to the prose­cu­tion.

The ar­rests come as part of a con­tin­ued crack­down dur­ing past years against or­gan­i­sa­tions across Egyp­tian gov­er­norates sus­pected to pre­pare and plan ter­ror at­tacks.

In 2013,the Muslim Brother­hood group was des­ig­nated a ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tion by the govern­ment. The en­su­ing se­cu­rity crack­down has put thou­sands of its al­leged mem­bers be­hind bars.

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