33 arrested in Dalga security crackdown

MINYA: Thirty-three suspects were arrested on Saturday in Minya, a governorate in Upper Egypt, on charges of attacking police stations, churches and public facilities.


The suspects were also in possession of two police firearms.


The recent wave of arrests comes within a security crackdown on the village of Dalga, which has witnessed recent acts of violence by armed militants who took over the village following the forced dispersal of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in in Rabaa and Nahda Squares in mid-August.


During the security crackdown, which began in mid-September, police forces arrested 78 suspects, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday. Additionally, security forces confiscated 48 firearms, varying between machine guns, homemade pistols and rifles, as well as 15 police firearms.



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