CAIRO: The Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced Saturday that three “terrorist cells,” allegedly belonging to the outlawed Muslim brotherhood, had been arrested in Delta’s Gharbia governorate.
“National Security Sector traced perpetrators of many sabotaging acts against vital utilities and properties in the state, and cars belonging to police officers and judges in Gharbia governorate,” the statement read.
The three cells consist of 27 suspects in cities of Zifta, Alsenta, and Samanoud; they are accused of committing 24 terrorist acts against security personnel and public utilities, the Ministry stated, adding that weapons and explosives had been confiscated.
National security forces also discovered local factories and warehouses that were manufacturing guns and weapons, the statement continued.
The Ministry’s statement came two days after the second anniversary of the dispersal of pro-MB sit-ins of Rabaa and Nahda that called for former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi’s reinstatement after being ousted by the military on July 3, 2013.