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Prosecution orders arrest of housewife in Agouza

Woman charged with suspect hiding Agouza nightclub attack

Agouza prosecution ordered on Sunday the arrest of a housewife for four days pending investigations, who was charged with hiding two suspects of the nightclub attack in Agouza in her house.

According to state run Al-Ahram newspaper, woman, 36, is a friend of one of the suspects who was in hiding since the attack.

Three of the suspects were already arrested and detained for four days on Saturday, facing possible murder charges.

The nightclub in Agouza was attacked with Molotov cocktails on Friday morning, resulting in 16 deaths and 10 injuries. Five women were among those killed in the attack, according to media reports.

The attack was followed by disputes between the ministries of Interior and of Tourism regarding the responsibility for securing the venue. Both exchanged accusations related to the “legal permit of commercial places that serve alcohol in residential buildings”.

“Such permits are given from tourism officials”, the Ministry of Interior stated and that police forces are only allowed to secure the vicinity of the venue. The Tourism Ministry said the vice police department is among the entities that grants permits to nightclubs.

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