Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Egypt Anti-Terror Officer Gunned Down Before Testimony Against Morsi

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Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Late on Sunday afternoon, an Egyptian officer was gunned down by seven bullets coming from three gunmen in Nasr City, a neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt. The officer, Mohamed Mabruk, had been in charge of the Muslim Brotherhood file at the Interior Ministry’s National Security Agency, according to a statement made by the Interior Ministry.

France 24 reports that an Egyptian security official has stated that Mabruk had been involved in drafting the charges against Mohammed Morsi and the Chief of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie on which the current trials of both are based. It is also reported that Mabruk was focused on “Islamist groups that have escalated their attacks since the July 3 overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi.”