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Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group

Egypt's designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization could cause the Brotherhood problems in other Arab countries.
A policeman stands guard at the scene of a bomb blast that damaged a bus near the Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo's Nasr City district December 26, 2013. The bomb blast hit the bus on Thursday, injuring four people, a spokesman for Egypt's interior ministry told Reuters, two days after a car bomb killed 16 in the Nile Delta. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX16U8W
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CAIRO — Less than two days after a suicide bombing on Dec. 23 targeted the Dakahlia police department in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, killing 17 and injuring more than 100, Egypt's interim cabinet declared the Muslim Brotherhood, the mother organization of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, a terrorist organization.

"Egypt's cabinet has decided to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization subject to Article 86 of the penal law," Hossam Eisa, Egypt's deputy prime minister and minister of higher education, announced at a news conference held on Dec. 25.

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