Cairo: According to the coming reports, Al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri’s brother Mohamed Zawahiri has been nabbed by the Egyptian security forces on Saturday.
“Mohamed Zawahri, leader of the Salafist Jihadist group, has been arrested at a checkpoint in Greater Cairo,” reported the sources.
However, state-run Al-Ahram news website said that Zawahiri has been arrested in a street in Giza with a laptop and some publications in his possession.
The arrest comes one day after overnight clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and security forces, which left at least 173 killed and 1,330 injured.
Since Morsi’s ouster on July 3, the Salafist Jihadist group led by Zawahri has been mobilizing its followers to flood the streets to oppose “the coup”.