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10 sentenced to death in Egypt over terror charges

IANS  |  Cairo 

An on Saturday sentenced 10 persons to death for forming a terrorist cell, the media reported.

Citing news agency, reported the said the defendants were found guilty of establishing a terrorist cell that is meant to target public figures, disrupt public security and attack public and private facilities.

Two of the defendants were sentenced in absentia, according to

The court also sentenced five other members of the cell to 25 years in prison.

Terrorism prevailed in since the military ousted former Islamist in early July 2013 in response to mass protests against his 12-month reign and his currently outlawed group.

Terrorist attacks killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers in restive North province before they gradually spread to other provinces and started to target dozens of Coptic minority with church bombings.

Most of the attacks were claimed by the so-called Wilayat (State or Province), a Sinai-based group affiliated with the regional Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.



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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 20:04 IST