Egypt declares Brotherhood ‘terrorist’ group

CAIRO : Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi has declared the country’s Muslim Brotherhood movement a ‘terrorist’ organisation, state news agency MENA reported Tuesday, quoting the premier’s spokesman. “Prime Minister Beblawi has declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation,” premier’s spokesman Sherif Showky said. Egypt’s military-installed authorities have often accused the Muslim Brotherhood of funding and training militants who regularly launch attacks on security forces in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

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