Muslim Brotherhood supporters clash with police in Cairo

Egyptian students loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood started fires amid clashes with police at the Cairo campus of Al-Azhar University, it has been reported. A student activist claims a supporter of the Brotherhood had been killed.

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Egypt arrests Brotherhood supporters under terror law

Egyptian police have arrested 16 Muslim Brotherhood supporters a day after the group was declared a terrorist organisation, the state news agency said.

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood stage a protest in Cairo earlier this year. Credit: REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

The men were arrested in the Nile Delta province of Sharkiya on suspicion of crimes including "promoting the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood group, distributing its leaflets, and inciting violence against the army and police".

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Sinai-based group claim Egypt police station bombing

Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis said it carried out yesterday's attack on an Egyptian police compound in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura that killed 16 people and wounded about 140.

The facade of the police compound in Mansoura, northern Egypt. Credit: APTN

The group, whose name means "Supporters of Jerusalem", has also claimed responsibility for a failed assassination attack on Egypt's interior minister in September.

Most of casualties in Egypt blast were policemen

A car bomb whioch exploded outside a police compound in the northern Egyptian town of Mansoura killed at least 12 policemen and at least two other people.

Around 140 people are also thought to have been wounded.

The facade of the police compound in Mansoura, northern Egypt Credit: APTN

The facade of the police compound was badly damaged but appeared to be intact. Many vehicles in the street outside were reduced to twisted metal.

Damaged cars after the blast Credit: APTN

Hague condemns 'terror attack' car bomb blast in Egypt

The Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned what he calls the "terrorist attack" in northern Egypt that has killed 14 people and injured over 100:

I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on the police headquarters in Mansoura during the night.

My thoughts are with the families of those killed and wounded and all those affected.

The Egyptian people are determined tobuild a stable and prosperous country for themselves and we stand with them at this difficult time.

'14 dead' in suspected Egypt car bomb blast

Egyptian State Media are reporting that at least 14 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in an explosion at a security building in Egypt's Nile Delta town of Dakahlyia.

A security source told local media: "It is still unclear what caused the explosion, but it seems to be a big one that led to the collapse of parts of the security building in Dakahlyia and we are expecting many injuries and potential deaths."

Another security source said the blast may have been caused by a car bomb, but it was not yet clear if it was a suicide attack or not.

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