Egypt’s interim government formally declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization Wednesday, holding it guilty of the suicide bombing Tuesday that killed 16 security officers and wounded 100 others in Al Mansoura. Hamas was also labeled an international terrorist group. The attack provoked popular demonstrations against the Brotherhood and ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
DEBKAfile: The Al Mansoura attack was claimed by Al Qaeda’s Sinai-based Ansar Al-Maqdis, which Cairo accuses the Brotherhood and Hamas of usinbg as a vehicle for their terrorist operations.