Egypt sentences 13 militants to death over terror charges

An Egyptian court sentenced on Sunday 13 members of a disbanded militant group to death over charges of involvement in terrorist attacks on security forces, official MENA news agency reported.

Giza Criminal Court referred the files of 13 members of Ajnad Misr, known as “Soldiers of Egypt,” to the country’s highest religious authority, the Grand Mufti, for his non-binding Islamic legal opinion on their execution.

The case originally includes 42 defendants accused of installing explosive devices, targeting various venues including checkpoints, police stations, vital institutions and public properties as well as murdering policemen and citizens.

The court will issue the final verdict on Dec. 7.