Egypt say Hamas, Brotherhood involved in top prosecutor's killing

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Cairo (AFP)

Egypt on Sunday accused the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas of being involved along with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in last year's killing of the country's top prosecutor Hisham Barakat.

"This plot was carried out on the orders of the Muslim Brotherhood... in close coordination with Hamas, which played a very important role in the assassination of the chief prosecutor from start to finish," Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar told reporters.