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Egypt arrests Brotherhood members

Egypt has arrested 34 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including a top decision maker, continuing a crackdown on the country's most powerful opposition group ahead of this month's municipal elections.

State security forces stormed the houses of the Brotherhood members in several northern and southern cities during a dawn raid, the group said in a statement.

A senior member of the group was reportedly among those arrested, it said.

The Brotherhood said the crackdown was aimed at preventing the group's members from running in municipal elections on April 8.

Hundreds of Brotherhood members have been arrested, and thousands of candidates from the group prevented from registering for the upcoming contests.

Although the Brotherhood is banned, its candidates run in elections as independents.

The group scored surprise victories in 2005 parliament elections that gave it


Added: Apr-4-2008 
By: AK-74
Tags: Egypt, Jihad, Islam, Islamic Brotherhood
Location: Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt (load item map)
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