CAIRO: Attorney General Hisham Barakat referred 8 members of Jundallah, an alleged terrorist group, to military prosecution Saturday following accusations of forming cells to target police and army officers, along with kidnapping and bombing attempts, Youm7 reported.
The referral also states that Jundallah pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group.
The group, whose name translates to “Soldiers of God,” was originally formed in 2014, headed by Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, also known as Abu Musab Al-Qahtani.
Youm7 added that several plans for attacks attempts were detected, including preparing an amateur bomb device to target a military train.
Other defendants have faced accusations for aiding the group with money, and manufacturing improvised explosive devices.
In November 2014, Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) released an audio recording published on YouTube in which they pledged allegiance to IS, and said they are “accepting the call of Allah.”