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9 Muslim Brotherhood members killed in Cairo

Brotherhood accuses police of 'executing' members in cold blood; police say deceased fired at forces, were killed in action

EGYPT-VOTEThe outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group accused Egyptian¬†security¬†forces on¬†Wednesday¬†of “executing nine unarmed members”, in a¬†residential¬†flat in 6th of October City, west of¬†Cairo.

Mohamed Montaser, the¬†official¬†spokesperson of the group, said that the killed members “were helping the families of¬†detainees”,¬†refuting¬†the¬†official¬†narrative that they were armed.

He added that the incident is an attempt to “cover up the failure of Al-Sisi in Sinai”.

In a coinciding development earlier¬†on¬†Wednesday, the¬†restive¬†North¬†Sinai¬†witnessed violent clashes between the armed forces and the police and¬†“State of Sinai”¬†militants in Sheikh Zuweid.

The Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) said that it killed 100 militants, and lost 17 personnel in the violent clashes. However, local and international news outlets reported more than 60 causalities, citing official health sources.

However, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry refused to tell Daily News Egypt of the latest death toll, saying that “only the army¬†spokesperson¬†is allowed to report army news”.

On its part, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday in a statement that security forces raided a flat¬†during a meeting of a group of “fleeing members of the Brotherhood”, and clashes occurred.

Hours earlier, before the statement was released, state media reported that “nine terrorists were eliminated” citing a security source.

The ministry said that the¬†deceased¬†were planning “the¬†movement¬†of the terrorist group to commit acts of terror and rioting during the period coinciding with the 30 June¬†revolution¬†celebrations”.

Graphic photos of the¬†deceased’s bodies were published on the ministry’s official social media page.

The statement claimed that the security forces initiated the attack after receiving permission from the State Security Prosecution.

A representative of the Interior Minister told Daily News Egypt that the dead members started attacking the forces.

However, a Brotherhood spokesperson told Daily News Egypt that the nine members were arrested Wednesday noon, and were “executed later while they were unarmed in a move that shows the regime’s tendency for blind revenge”.

One of the killed members is Abdel Fattah Attia, which the ministry statement¬†described¬†as a” wanted element”. It added weapons were in their possession, and papers “allegedly¬†detailing attacks on police and army personnel”, as well as “other evidence that might help in arresting perpetrators¬†in the assassination of the¬†prosecutor¬†general”.

On Monday,¬†Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat died from injuries he¬†sustained¬†in a¬†bombing¬†that¬†targeted his car.¬†Following the attack, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi called for swift retribution against “terrorists”.

The Brotherhood¬†condemned¬†the killing of its members, saying in a statement:¬†“Our¬†martyrs¬†were¬†killed¬†after they have been detained in a house, then shot in cold blood without any trial or¬†investigations.”

Sources told Daily News Egypt that the relatives of the deceased are currently awaiting the bodies of their relatives in front of the Zeinhom morgue.

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