A riot police officer gestures outside the building of the Directorate of Security after an explosion in Egypt's Nile Delta town of Dakahlyia, about 120 km (75 miles) northeast of Cairo December 24, 2013. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood condemned a bomb attack on the security compound which killed 12 people and wounded more than 100 early on Tuesday, a month before a vote on a new constitution key to transition from military-backed rule. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters
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 offence" to Egypt that 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.