The Muslim Brotherhood has condemned a car bomb attack at a security compound in Egypt’s Nile Delta that has killed at least 14 people and injured more than 100 others.
However, ex-premier Mohamed Mursi’s group has been blamed for the blast in the city of Mansoura by a spokesman for the military-backed government. He also suggested that Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi had declared the Brotherhood a terrorist organisation. Later reports however failed to confirm this.
Most of the casualties were police officers. Suicide attacks on security forces have multiplied since the army ousted Mursi in July amid mass unrest against his rule.
No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing in which the death toll is expected to rise.