Egypt charges 200 Islamist militants with bombings, other violence
10 May 2014 23:38
CAIRO - Egypt's public prosecutor charged 200 suspected Islamist militants on Saturday with "founding, leading and joining a terrorist organization" and launching bomb and rocket attacks across the country.
The accused belong to Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, or Supporters of Jerusalem, a group that has claimed some of the deadliest attacks of the last nine months and is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States.
The prosecutor's statement said 102 of those charged were in government custody with the rest on the run.