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Security sources said they managed to identify the suicide bomber behind the recent attack in Mansoura. The Interior Ministry said the recent bombing in Nasr City was aimed at security personnel. At least three people were killed and more than 260 arrested during clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters. The Muslim Brotherhood said the decision of the interim government to deem it a terrorist organization was illegal.
At least five people were wounded when a bomb exploded near a bus in Cairo. Security sources claimed there is an alliance between Ansar Jerusalem, the al Furqan Brigades, and the Muslim Brotherhood. Gamaa Islamiyya said the government's decision to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group opens the door to violence. Unidentified gunmen wounded a policeman in a shooting attack in the Beheira Governorate. Authorities arrested dozens of Muslim Brotherhood members in security sweeps. A new poll found that over a third of Egyptians hold the Brotherhood responsible for the recent Mansoura bombing, which was claimed by Ansar Jerusalem.
The Muslim Brotherhood was declared to be a terrorist organization by the interim government. Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the Dec. 24 suicide bombing in Mansoura that killed more than a dozen. The army spokesman said authorities thwarted a plot, allegedly involving a Hamas member, to target a security post in Sinai. Authorities reportedly arrested a doctor tied to the al Furqan Brigades in North Sinai. At least three people were wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus in North Sinai. Hisham Qandil, the country's former prime minister, was detained as he tried to flee to Sudan.
At least 12 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a bombing at a security building in Mansoura. The Interior Ministry said preliminary investigations suggested the attack was a suicide car bombing. Mansoura residents attacked property linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, while political bodies blamed the Brotherhood for the attack. Overnight a roadside bomb targeted a security vehicle near el Arish.
The army spokesman said operations in North Sinai in recent months had resulted in the death of 184 terrorists, a quarter of whom were said to be foreigners. The spokesman further said that 803 people had been arrested as part of the operations in North Sinai. Ansar Jerusalem called on members of the security forces to leave their positions. Officials announced the formation of a panel to investigate the violence following the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi in early July.
The army spokesman said security forces operating in North Sinai killed four terrorists, including a leader in Ansar Jerusalem. Forces also reportedly arrested four terrorists trying to flee to the Gaza Strip. Authorities jailed three figures known for their roles in the 2011 uprising against the Mubarak regime. A recent Hamas rocket launch landed in Egyptian territorial waters. Security sources claimed that Ahmed Salama Mabrouk, a member of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, plays a key role in Ansar Jerusalem.
An explosive device went off overnight near a military vehicle south of el Arish. A day after major clashes with Ansar Jerusalem fighters, authorities imposed a curfew for a number of villages near Rafah. Al Gamaa al Islamiya said it plans to oppose the country's upcoming constitutional referendum. Former president Mohammed Morsi and over 125 others were referred to court over charges related to a mass jailbreak in January 2011.