Egypt to try 20 suspected militants accused in terrorist attacks against security forces



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CAIRO — Egypt's chief prosecutor's office says it has charged 20 suspected militants with carrying terrorist attacks that killed seven people and wounded more than 100.

The statement released by Hisham Barakat's office Saturday said those charges belonged to a terror group called Ajnad Misr, which started its attacks after the July ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The group's name means "Soldiers of Egypt" in Arabic.

The statement said the suspected militants planted explosives around police stations and security checkpoints. It said 14 suspected members are in custody and six others are on the run.

Ajnad Misr has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks, latest of which were bomb blasts that killed two senior officers outside the presidential palace.

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