Egypt says it killed senior Muslim Brotherhood leader in shootout

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Posted: Oct 03, 2016 8:13 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Interior Ministry said early on Tuesday that it killed a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader it said was responsible for the group's "armed wing" and another member of the group in a shootout on Monday.

Mohamed Kamal, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's top leadership, had disappeared on Monday afternoon, the group said on its telegram account. The Brotherhood maintains that it is a peaceful organization.

Kamal had been sentenced to life in prison on two counts in absentia, the ministry said in its statement.

(Reporting by Mostafa Hashem; Writing by Amina Ismail; Editing by Ahmed Aboulenein and Sandra Maler)