Egypt's military-backed interim government on Wednesday declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, criminalizing all its activities, its financing and even membership to the group.
This Muslim Brotherhood is the group that was led by Mohammed Morsi who was backed by U.S. President Barack Obama.
The photos above and below show the devastation caused by a powerful car bomb explosion in the Egyptian city of Mansura set off by Muslim Brotherhood terrorists.
The announcement that the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group is a dramatic escalation of the fight between the government and group, which has waged near daily protests since the July 3 popularly backed military coup that toppled its president Mohammed Morsi (pictured).
Hossam Eissa, the Minister of Higher Education, read out the Cabinet statement after long meeting, saying: "The Cabinet has declared the Muslim Brotherhood group and its organization as a terrorist organization."