Morsi Supporters Fired At Security Checkpoint: Police

Egypt’s ministry of interior issued a statement on Tuesday accusing 150 Muslim Brotherhood members of firing at a security checkpoint on Mehwar 26 July, one of Cairo’s main highways.

The statement also accused them of attempting to block the Mehwar road from the direction of 6 October City.

Police fired warning shots and arrested three, according to the statement.

The Ahrar movement, a youth group affiliated with Islamist preacher Hazem Abu-Ismail, later stated on its official Facebook page that it had succeeded in blocking Mehwar and setting fire to two police vehicles.

Although Ahrar has frequently denied being affiliated with the Brotherhood, the group was outspoken against last year’s 30 June protests which led to the ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. The group’s members also protested against Morsi’s opponents and often clashed with them.

Source : Ahram

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