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Eight 'MB Spies' Fired in Electricity Shakeup

Eight alleged Muslim Brotherhood informants have been fired from governmental posts, for purportedly leaking information linked to "terrorist attacks" on power stations.

Staff Writer

Eight 'MB Spies' Fired in Electricity Shakeup

Egyptian electricity officials have put the lights out on eight alleged Muslim Brotherhood spies, suspected of passing information linked to attacks on power bases.

The sackings come after police busted six networks of Islamists accused of allegedly attacking power pylons and plants in six Egyptian provinces.

Last week police arrested 40 people as part of a sting, after claiming to have received inside information from pro-Brotherhood employees and officials inside the Electricity Ministry.

One of the sacked officials is Hassan Al Refaai, a former Ismailia governor under Morsi. Al Refaai’s last post was deputy head of a state-run power-generating company in Egypt’s Delta area, according to Al-Ahram.

Insiders claim that further sackings are expected within weeks. Ministry of Electricity spokesman Mohammad Al Yamani said, “These decisions come within the framework of developing the performance in all affiliated firms.”

“Any leadership against which a security warning is issued will be excluded immediately.”