Muslim Brotherhood blamed for attack.
Civil protection forces are trying to dig out victims of the bombing of the Security Directorate of Dakahlia
Powerful Bomb Hits Egypt Police Station, Kills 14
A powerful explosion believed to be caused by a car bomb rocked a police headquarters in a Nile Delta city north of Cairo early on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding dozens, according to the state news agency and a security official.
The interim government accused the Muslim Brotherhood of orchestrating the attack, branding it a “terrorist organization.”
The Middle East News Agency quoted Cabinet spokesman Sherif Shawki as saying that the Muslim Brotherhood showed its “ugly face as a terrorist organization, shedding blood and messing with Egypt’s security.”
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing in Mansoura, 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of Cairo. The attack came a day after an al-Qaida-inspired group called on police and army personnel to desert or face death at the hands of its fighters.
The militant group, based in Egypt’s volatile Sinai, and several others have claimed responsibility for a surge of attacks on security forces since a popularly-backed coup in July toppled the country’s former Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Brotherhood.
In response, Egypt’s armed forces launched an offensive against militants in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula in August. Coupled with the offensive and with Morsi ousted and imprisoned, Egyptian investigators have moved to put him on trial for links to militants, accusing him and the Brotherhood of being behind the wave of violence in Sinai.