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Egyptian military offices bombed amid growing tensions

An Egyptian military intelligence building was bombed on Sunday as tensions with security forces increase.
Posted By JC Finley Follow @OneCuriousWorld Contact the Author   |   Dec. 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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An Egyptian military intelligence building northeast of Cairo was bombed on Sunday, injuring four people.

State media reported that a car bomb was believed to be responsible for the blast. Sunday's attack follows a deadly bombing the previous week when the police headquarters in Mansoura, in northern Egypt, was attacked on December 24, killing sixteen. Militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for last week's bombing although the Egyptian government blamed the Muslim Brotherhood and labeled it a terrorist organization.

The Egyptian government also announced it would arrest anyone attending Muslim Brotherhood protests or anyone providing financial support to the group. Following that announcement, pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests erupted. On Friday, three people died and 265 were arrested.

College students set fire to the cafeteria at Azhar University Sunday during a protest. One student died and sixty were arrested.

Tensions between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters spiked following the military's removal of President Mohamed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood member, in July 2013.

[Los Angeles Times]
[CNN]

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