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Egyptian Police Arrest 22 Muslim Brotherhood Members


Egyptian police arrested at least 22 members of the Muslim Brotherhood in pre-dawn raids Tuesday as part on an ongoing crackdown against the banned group.

The Brotherhood says at least 15 of its members were detained in Sharqiya province and seven in Daqahliya.

Brotherhood sources say police confiscated computers during the raids.

Egypt's government banned the Brotherhood in 1954 and often carries out raids against the group.

But, the Brotherhood operates openly and its members hold more than one fifth of the seats in Egypt's parliament, where they sit as independents.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.