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Egypt prosecutor: Islamists arrested in Gulf

Egypt prosecutor says 2 Brotherhood members arrested in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

Egypt prosecutor: Islamists arrested in Gulf

CAIRO (AP) -- The office of Egypt's top prosecutor says it has been informed that Saudi Arabia and Kuwait arrested two members of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood group after Cairo put out an international warrant on them.

The prosecutor's statement Wednesday said it was told by Interpol that ex-parliamentarian Akram el-Shaer was arrested in Saudi Arabia and Mohammed el-Qabouti was arrested in Kuwait. The statement said the two were wanted for inciting violence in their hometown, the port city of Port Said, last summer.

Saudi and Kuwait authorities could not be reached for comment. An Interpol spokeswoman said the group had no public notices for those names, but in some cases countries ask that they not be public.

Saudi Arabia and Egypt have declared the Brotherhood as a terrorist group. The group denies it practices violence.