Egypt charges 200 Islamist militants with bombings, other violence

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Egypt’s public prosecutor charged 200 suspected Islamist militants on Saturday with “founding, leading and joining a terrorist organisation” and launching bomb and rocket attacks across the country.The accused belong to Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, or Supporters of Jerusalem, a group that has claimed some of the deadliest attacks of the last nine months and is listed as a terrorist organisation by the United States.The prosecutor’s statement said 102 of those charged were in government custody with the rest on the run.Militant violence has spiralled in the Sinai Peninsula, Cairo and other cities since the army toppled Islamist president Mohamed Mursi last July after mass protests against his rule.

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