Terrorist cell arrested in Luxor
Egypt’s security forces in Luxor governorate arrested a terrorist cell specialized in carrying out blasts, committing riots and plotting to target policemen in the governorate.
The cell consists of 20 Muslim Brotherhood members.
Police and army personnel have been the target of militant attacks since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, increasingly after the bloody forced dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins last August. Over 500 police and army troops have been killed since the insurgency began.
Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, accused by authorities of orchestrating the terrorist attacks, has repeatedly denied involvement. Many of the group's supporters, however, as well as other Islamists have been arrested on violence-related accusations.