Security arrests 13 MB members accused of rioting during Rabaa memorial
Supporters of Muslim Brotherhood - REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO: Security forces in Helwan launched a security campaign Monday in coordination with the Special Forces administration and targeted a number of Muslim Brotherhood members, according to a press statement.

Security was able to arrest 13 alleged MB members possessing 9 homemade bombs, 3 kilograms of gunpowder and seven white weapons, the statement read. The campaign came after reports on the arrested MB members inciting violence and riots in the memory of the Rabaa and Nahda dispersal.

The 13 arrested persons carried out acts of disturbance and attacking pubic propertiesduring Aug. 14 and 15, investigations said that the defendants are accused of organizing demonstrations without licenses, attacking properties and police officers and harassing citizens in Helwan city, all defendants were transferred to prosecution.

Security raids in Helwan came as a response to a video that was filmed in the city showing a group of masked pro-Muslim Brotherhood supporters threatening to kill police and army officers on the first anniversary of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Squares sit-in dispersals Thursday, which called itself the Brigades of Helwan.

Meanwhile, the official page of military spokesperson Mohamed Samir said in a published statement that military forces in North Sinai killed three militants in an exchange of fire and arrested 54 others, in addition to destroying four tunnels in Rafah Sunday night.

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