Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood chief
It also raises fears of new violence in the country, where nearly 900 people have died in days of clashes between security forces and Islamist supporters of Morsi. In the latest bloodshed, militants killed 25 policemen in the restive Sinai Peninsula, just hours after 37 Muslim Brotherhood prisoners died in police custody. Judicial sources meanwhile said fresh accusations had been levelled against Morsi, who has been detained at a secret location since his July 3 ouster by the army.
Dozens of senior Brotherhood members have been arrested or are at large, after being accused of crimes including inciting the deaths of protesters before Morsi’s ouster. Violence continued to rock the country and draw international opprobrium.
On Monday morning, militants killed 25 riot police in two buses in the Sinai peninsula, in the deadliest such attack in decades. The interior ministry blamed the attack on “armed terrorist groups” and Egypt closed its border with the Palestinian Gaza strip, near where the attack occurred.
Security sources said another policeman was killed in north Sinai, bringing the number of security force members killed in Sinai since Morsi’s ouster to 75. On Monday evening, coffins draped with Egyptian carrying the bodies of the 25 police arrived in Cairo.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM