Egypt PM calls bombing 'worst kind' of terrorism

MOHAMMED WAGDY and MAGGIE MICHAEL
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An Egyptian policeman stands guard at the scene of an explosion at a police headquarters building that killed at least a dozen people, wounded more than 100, and left scores buried under the rubble, in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. The country's interim government accused the Muslim Brotherhood of orchestrating the attack, branding it a "terrorist organization." No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, which came a day after an al-Qaida-inspired group called on police and army personnel to desert or face death at the hands of its fighters. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ashraf)

MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's interim Prime Minister says the bombing of a police headquarters outside of Cairo that left 13 killed is the "worst kind of terrorism" against the state, vowing his government will face it "decisively" and legally.

Hazem el-Beblawi said Tuesday the bombing in Mansoura was part of a series of violations against Egyptians security, linking such attacks on security forces with the campaign of protests by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

He called the attack a "maximum offense" to Egypt and will be dealt with decisively and according to the law, without elaborating.

El-Beblawi said his government has been working to implement a court order banning the Muslim Brotherhood, to which Morsi belongs. Pressure is mounting on el-Beblawi to declare the group a terrorist organization.