CAIRO:“The second attempt was the murder of the Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim in September 2013, to respond to what happened on June 30, and the massacres that happened during Rabaa and Nahda sit-ins dispersal,” Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) member Mohamed Ali Afifi confessed in an investigation.
Youm7 exclusively published the investigation script with around 900 suspects involved and allegedly belong to Anar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) who confessed various crimes they have committed after the incidents of June 30. The suspects were arrested in different parts in Egypt in 2013.
The 19,000-paper investigation report includes 900 suspects’ admissions and more than 500 security figures’ testimonies including the Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim. The investigations include also 51 crimes committed by “terrorist groups.”
Afifi, the number 2 of the group, confessed certain crimes he committed such as attacking the Free Egyptian Party headquarters, attempting the assassination of Ibrahim, assassinating police officer Mohamed Mabrouk who was responsible for the investigations of Morsi’ prison break trial, and number of “terror attacks.”
The 35-year-old suspect is the member who was responsible for recruiting youth to join the group. He joined the group in April 2011 and said the group is led by a man named Tawfiq, but he is nicknamed as Abu Abdullah, and Emir Abu Emad.
He said that he and some of the ABM members were planning to commit attacks against “any tyrant who did not apply rules of Sharia” during their detention in 2009. The investigation revealed that they were detained in 2006 and then released in 2011.
Afifi confessed that the ABM group has formed eight cells outside Sinai in different parties in Egypt and that he was the link among those cells. He revealed the place where the trainings of the group took place in Sinai.
“There is cooperation between Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and Fourqan Brigades,” he said according to the investigation, adding that the funds came from Saudi Arabia.
As for assassination attempt against the Minister of Interior in 2013, Afifi said “the second attempt was the murder of the Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim in September 2013, to respond to what happened on June 30, and the massacres that happened during Rabaa and Nahda sit-ins dispersal.”
On Sep. 6, 2013, a car bomb detonated nearby Ibrahim’s motorcade, killing the perpetrator and injuring 21 people including 8 police personnel.
ABM member confessed that the car was stolen and planted with 6 explosives, each one weighs 6 kilograms of TNT, continuing that he heard that the minister was not killed because the perpetrator exploded the car two or three seconds earlier.
Other militants received Rocket Propelled Grenades to target satellite station in Maadi in October 2013.
Additional reporting by Mahmoud Saad el-Din