CAIRO: A man who allegedly belongs to Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis militant group has been arrested in Delta’s Dakahlia governorate, 128 km away from Cairo, Youm7 reported Sunday.
The Homeland Security branch in the governorate accuses Mohamed A. S., 33, of a number of charges including being implicated in bombing the Dakahlia’s Mansoura Security Directorate in December 2013.
Mohamed is a brother of the main defendant in the case of directorate bombing, in which 15 people were killed and dozens injured. He was referred to the National Security Prosecution for investigations.
Following the attacks, security forces arrested suspects who confessed to their crimes and belonging to Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, according to the police. The militant group rebranded itself as “Sinai Province” after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group in November 2014.
A day after the bombing, the former interim government designated the Muslim Brotherhood group a “terrorist organization.”