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An alleged Muslim Brotherhood member was killed in Cairo when a bomb he was carrying to attack police exploded as he was riding a motorbike. Gunmen attacked security forces near the Sheikh Zuwaid Police Station in North Sinai but were repelled when security forces opened fire on them. A bomb exploded as a military convoy was passing by in North Sinai, but there were no casualties.
A Cairo court labeled Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) as a terrorist group, and blamed it for a number of attacks on security officials, including one at Cairo University in April. Security officials claimed that Shadi el Manei, a top leader of the Sinai-based terror group Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, was killed along with three associates by tribesmen in a drive-by revenge killing in central Sinai. Muslim Brotherhood supporters protested at universities in Cairo and Alexandria.
Interior Minister Ibrahim announced that security services had foiled terrorist plans to target the president, the defense and interior ministers, police force leaders, and other officials. Authorities have closed the border with Libya for security reasons. A criminal court convicted former president Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement, sentencing him to three years in prison; his sons Gamal and Alaa were handed four-year prison terms, and the three were fined more than $20 million. Three policemen were killed and nine injured during rioting by Muslim Brotherhood supporters at Al Azhar University on May 19; a student was killed in the clashes, which are ongoing. A court acquitted 169 Muslim Brotherhood members on May 19 who had been charged with unrest.