Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Two Muslim Brotherhood officials killed in 'shootout' with Egyptian security

Two Islamist Muslim Brotherhood officials have
been killed by Egyptian security forces on
Monday.

The Ministry of Interior said in a statement that
the two, Kamal Mohamed and Shehata Yasser
were killed after a shootout with the police in the
south of Cairo.
“During the assault, the security forces were
targeted and they retaliated,” the statement said.
Kamal is presented by the ministry as the
founder and leader of the Muslim Brotherhood
armed wing.
They added that he is wanted for his
involvement in the assassination of Attorney
General Hisham Barakat in June 2015 and also
for the assassination attempt against the former
Mufti of Egypt Ali Gomaa in August 2016.
Kamal was sentenced to life imprisonment in
absentia in two trials for violence, the statement
added.
Muslim Brotherhood has been classified as a
terrorist group by the Egyptian government since
2013.
Thousands of its members have been detained
and hundreds sentenced to death including
former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi who
was deposed in 2013 by army chief General
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.