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  • Tuesday ,24 September 2013
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Security forces arrest 13 after storming another Minya village

By-Almasry Alyoum

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Tuesday ,24 September 2013

Security forces arrest 13 after storming another Minya village

Military and police troops stormed Bani Warkan, a village north of Minya, on Sunday, arresting 13 suspects in the latest security crackdown on provincial Egyptian areas perceived as Islamist strongholds.

Bani Warkan was considered a place for Jama'a al-Islamiya and criminal elements to hole up, with suspects accused of breaking and entering public buildings as well as setting them ablaze, a security source said on Sunday.
 
Both sides exchanged fire during the storming operation. 13 suspects were arrested while arms and ammunition were also seized in the raid.
 
The weapons were originally seized from Adwa police station which was attacked on 14 August, authorities said.