Brotherhood supporters set fire to police car
A police car on fire -YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Muslim Brotherhood supporters set fire to a police vehicle in front of a 6 October City mall, wounding one police officer, Youm7 reported Monday.

Civil protection forces were able to control the fire. The injured officer was taken to the hospital, and a number of suspects were arrested, Youm7 reported.

Meanwhile, MENA reported Monday that the security forces contained limited clashes between supporters of the Brotherhood and opponents in Aghor village in the Tokh township that broke out during a Brotherhood rally.

A security source at the Cairo Security Directorate also told Youm7 Monday that security forces dispersed a Brotherhood march in Ain Shams.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab issued a decree April 8 enforcing a Dec. 25, 2013, ruling that designated the Brotherhood as a “terrorist” organization, applying legal penalties to anyone who joins or continues to be a member of the group.

On March 24, the Minya Criminal Court in Upper Egypt sentenced 529 members of the Brotherhood to death in a controversial mass sentence for charges of attacking a police station and killing its deputy head.

Egyptians celebrate on Monday their first Easter after the military ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi. The country has experienced numerous attacks from militants since Morsi’s ouster on July 3.

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