CAIRO: Two people allegedly belong to the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, were killed and two police officers were injured Friday in a gunfire exchange in the coastal city of Damietta, Youm7 reported
The two people, who were masked and driving a motorbike, opened fire at police personnel in al-Maniya village of Damietta in an area where a protest was staged by Muslim Brotherhood supporters, a security source said in a statement.
Dead bodies of Mohamed al-Sayyed, 35 and Al-Sayyed Abu- al-Maati, 50 were transported to a morgue, while the injured police officers; Mohamed Gamal and Mohab Hassan were admitted to a hospital, the statement added.
In December 2013, Egyptian court has ruled the Muslim Brotherhood is a banned “terrorist” group following a number of attacks against police and military personnel since the ouster of former Islamist President Moahmed Morsi’s ouster by the military in July 2013.
The government has launched crackdown campaigns against the group members and supporters; hundreds were jailed and received penalties ranging from death to several years in prison, while others fled abroad.
Since the ouster, MB members and supporters have been staging limited protests against the regime and the Ministry of Interior.