Security forces continued campaigns to arrest individuals suspected of committing violence, bombing, and targeting officials in Gharbeya and Ismailia governorates.
In Gharbeya, police arrested Tuesday 12 members of a “terrorist cell” named ” the revolutionary mobilisation”, which according to the Ministry of Interior were planning to commit violence during the upcoming Eid holidays.
In the same city also, state media reported that a Muslim Brotherhood member was arrested. The report added that he was in charge of media coverage for channels known for its Brotherhood bias, such as Misr Al-Aan and Rassd News Network.
All of the arrested men were referred to the military prosecution.
On Monday, the ministry released a statement announcing that nine alleged members of the now outlawed Brotherhood were arrested in Ismailia. They were charged of targeting police personnel.
After the arrests, police forces found a number of machine guns, ammunition, and birdshot.
The arrests come as part of a continued crackdown by Egyptian authorities on the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
The group was designated a terrorist organisation by the government in December 2013, and a tough security clampdown has landed thousands of its members behind bars.