Egypt accuses Hamas of involvement in chief prosecutor's killing

The Islamist Palestinian Hamas movement played a "very big role" in last year's assassination of Egyptian chief prosecutor Hesham Barakat, Egyptian Interior Minister Magdy Abdul Ghafar says.

He adds that Barakat's June killing in a car bombing in Cairo was carried out by members from Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood with collaboration from Hamas.

"Elements from Hamas took part [in the operation] through planning and training," Abdul Ghafar said at a televised press conference. 

Last update: Sun, 06/03/2016 - 16:37


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