5 MB members arrested before escape to Sudan: Military spokesperson
official Spokesman for the Egyptian Military Mohamed Samir - Photo courtesy of military spokesperson Facebook page

CAIRO: Security forces arrested Sunday evening five Muslim Brotherhood members trying to flee to Sudan, said military spokesperson Mohamed Samir.

The border guard troops arrested the five members in Wadi al-Olaqy area along the border between Egypt and Sudan, Samir added in a statement on his Facebook official page.

The former interim government designated the Brotherhood a terrorist group on Dec. 25, 2013 a day after a bombing targeted the Dakhalia security directorate, killing 15 and injuring over 100.

Many Brotherhood members, including the general guide of the group Mohamed Badei and former president Mohamed Morsi, are being tried on various charges, including inciting violence, attempting murder, killing, and belonging to a terrorist group.

Following the dispersal of Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins in August 2013, where Brotherhood supporters and members were protesting Morsi’s ouster, hundreds of group’s supports and members were arrested.

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