Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi has declared the Muslim Brotherhood a “terrorist” organization.
Beblawi’s spokesman made the announcement just hours after a car bomb exploded outside a police station in the city of Mansura, north of Cairo, on December 24. At least 14 people were reported killed and more than 100 were injured in the blast, which caused the building to collapse.
The Muslim Brotherhood, however, issued a statement condemning the attack “in the strongest possible terms.” The prime minister’s spokesman blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the attack.
It came just one day after a group called Ansar Beit al-Maqdis said it considers Egyptian security forces to be “infidels” for obeying the country’s secular, military-backed interim government.