Egypt’s so-called Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bait al-Maqdis in Arabic) declared responsibility on Tuesday for a deadly attack on a security building in the city of Mansoura that killed 14 people and wounded more than 100 others, Egyptian media reported citing a Twitter statement by the group.
“Dakahlia Security Directorate was attacked and the operation was carried out successfully thanks be to God and to our Jihadist brothers,” Youm7 news website quoted Ansar Jerusalem’s Twitter statement as saying.
A car bomb tore through the compound in in one of the deadliest attacks since the army deposed Islamist President Mohammad Mursi in July.
Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour has declared three days of mourning.
The army-backed government vowed to fight “black terrorism,” saying the blast an hour after midnight in the city of Mansoura north of Cairo would not derail a political transition plan whose next…
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