Anger on Cairo streets against Muslim Brotherhood after deadly blasts
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 01:10
Jan. 24 - Egyptian government supporters blame the Muslim Brotherhood for deadly blasts in and around Cairo but it's violence from Islamist militants based in the Sinai that authorities have been struggling to contain. Mana Rabiee reports.
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Anger on the streets of Cairo Friday.
That's after three explosions in and around the Egyptian capital left at least four people dead and some 50 others wounded, state media reported.
The blasts come on the eve of the third anniversary of the uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.
But many among the government's supporters blame deposed President Mohamed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood movement.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER, YASSER, SAYING:
"The people demand the immediate execution of Mursi and his aides."
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNKNOWN EGYPTIAN CITIZEN SAYING:
"They should be executed in a public square; execution for the Brotherhood in a public square! We want revolutionary trials."
But it's Islamist militants based in the Sinai that authorities have been struggling to contain.
The militants have stepped up their attacks since the democratically elected Mursi was deposed, killing hundreds.
The attacks are fueling fears that the country could be facing an Islamist insurgency one again, one that raged in the country during the 1990s.
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