Tawfiq Al-Afny, a Salafi jihadist leader, was arrested after a two-month pursuit by a joint force of the Port Said Security Directorate and the National Security Agency, early Wednesday.
Public prosecution ordered Afny’s arrest, charged wth incitement to kill military and police members in more than five different incidents in Zohour neighborhood of Port Said, including the assault with firearms against soldiers of the armed forces in a construction site.
He has also been accused of attacking the security in front of Abu Siefin Church, attack central security recruits on the Gemil custom port three times, and assaulting a National Security officer in front of Damietta station.
Afny is one of Jihadist leaders released from prison by deposed president Mohamed Morsy. Investigation claims that after his release he used the Zohour mosque as the headquarter of his meetings, in which he received Mohamed al-Zawahiri, brother to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm