El-Sissi led the military’s ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi after millions demonstrated against him in the streets last July. Since Morsi’s ouster, his supporters have staged near-daily protests demanding his return to power. Such demonstrations have usually descended into violence. Security forces have killed hundreds and detained thousands of Morsi’s supporters and in return, Islamic militants have stepped up attacks against the military and police across Egypt. An al-Qaida-inspired group based in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has claimed responsibility for most of the major attacks, including suicide bombings and attempted assassinations of top security officials. However, other groups believed to be connected to Morsi’s supporters have claimed responsibility for smaller attacks, which have mainly targeted riot police heading to disperse protesters. Related on HuffPost: Egyptian police special forces secure the area outside a courthouse in Heliopolis, Cairo where a makeshift bomb exploded on June 25, 2014. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images) Egyptian police criminal investigation officials inspect the area outside a courthouse in Heliopolis, Cairo where a makeshift bomb exploded on June 25, 2014.
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Panic Attack: Robbers accidently kill 2 of their own – The Express Tribune
Police said that Hussain Bakhsh, a resident of Sotarki near Rahim Yar Khan, had filed a complaint with them stating that he and his family were asleep in house when a gang of eight robbers scaled the walls of his house and took them hostage. He said they tied up his family members and collected gold jewellery and Rs50,000. He said they were about to leave the house when members of his family started screaming for help. He said the robbers started shooting blindly killing two members of their gang. The rest fled. Police arrived at the scene and took the bodies into custody. Police said that the bodies had been sent to a mortuary for post-mortem examination.
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