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Egyptian police have arrested 16 Muslim Brotherhood supporters a day after the group was declared a terrorist organisation, the state news agency said.
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".
The Egyptian government has accused the Muslim Brotherhood of carrying out a suicide bomb attack on a police station that killed 16 people, a government minister told Reuters.
The Muslim Brotherhood, the group whose candidate won the first democratic election last year, has been designated as a terrorist organisation by the government.
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 group, whose name means "Supporters of Jerusalem", has also claimed responsibility for a failed assassination attack on Egypt's interior minister in September.
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 was badly damaged but appeared to be intact. Many vehicles in the street outside were reduced to twisted metal.
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:
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.
At least five people have been killed in the Egyptian town of Dakahlyia following a blast at a security building, according to security sources and the state media.
Dozens more people are believed to be injured as the explosion, which happened in the Nile Delta town, north of the capital Cairo, led to the partial collapse of the building.