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9 Muslim Brotherhood members killed in Cairo

The outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group is accusing Egypt’s security services of killing nine of its members in retaliation for yesterday’s Sinai attacks, Daily News Egypt is reporting.

A spokesperson for the group says the members were killed in a residential flat in the capital and that they were unarmed.

Egypt’s interior ministry is refuting this claim, however, saying that the nine were armed and were wanted in connection with the murder of state prosecutor Hisham Barakat on Monday.

One of those killed was Abdel Fattah Attia, who has been on Egyptian internal security’s wanted list in connection with Muslim Brotherhood activity.

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