Interior Ministry arrests 114 MB supporters,defuses 23 bombs
Egyptian Police forces at checkpoint in Cairo - YOUM7/Khaled Kamel

CAIRO: The Ministry of Interior has announced arresting 114 people allegedly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood duringThursday’s demonstrations marking one year since the dispersal of Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda sit-ins.

The ministry added in its statement that bomb squads defused 23 homemade explosives found in several places and accused Muslim Brotherhood members of placing them.

It added that today’s confrontations resulted in the death of a police member whileanother was wounded after being hit by a cartridge shot in his leg.

The 114 were arrested across the governorates of Cairo, Giza, Qalyubia, Dakhlia, Sharqiya, Gharbia, Bani Sweif and Minya, and possessed “machine guns, Molotov cocktails and placards containing inciting phrases,” according to the statement.

The ministry added that gatherings of MB supporters began after dawn prayers, also that they clashed with residents, fired shots and cartridges, threw Molotov cocktails and incendiary materials and attempted to suspend traffic and block roads in several places.

A security patrol arrested three people in a car distributing Molotov cocktails and found 16 Molotov cocktails in their possession, the statement read.

The ministry added that it arrested a person, while dispersing a march in Agouza,who possessed an explosive that he was allegedly intending to throw at security forces.

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