Jordan says Brotherhood offices raided due to police mix-up

22.04.2016

The Jordanian government says security forces mistakenly raided the headquarters of the kingdom's largest Muslim Brotherhood group after confusing it with the offices of an outlawed organisation.

Government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani says security forces stormed the Islamic Action Front offices on Sunday after they "mixed up" the IAF headquarters with those of a nearby, unregistered branch of the Islamist group.

The IAF's spokesman Murad Adaileh says the organisation demands a government apology and investigation into the raid.

The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan split in March 2015 over its ties with the movement in Egypt. The IAF severed its relationship with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, but affiliates that did not have been outlawed by Jordan. Over the past week, the Jordanian government has shut down seven branches of the group.   (AP)

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