Egypt arrests Brotherhood leaders, names not given: official

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 14, 2013 4:23 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - A number of leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood were arrested on Wednesday, an official said, after security forces began clearing a camp of Cairo protesters who were demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Mursi.

"We have arrested a number of Brotherhood leaders but it's too early to announce their names," General Abdel Fattah Othman, a senior official in the Interior Ministry, told the privately-owned CBC TV channel.

(Reporting By Shadia Nasralla/Tom Perry; Editing by Jon Boyle)