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Egypt questions suspects of new militant group

Egypt questions suspects of new militant group

An Egyptian security official and a lawyer say some 25 men arrested in November are being questioned by prosecutors for allegedly planning terrorist attacks.
The security official said Sunday the suspects were arrested on charges of stockpiling weapons and explosives to be used in "attacks against targets inside Egypt." The men were arrested in Mansoura, northeast of Cairo, two months ago and are believed to be members of a new Islamic militant group.
The official and lawyer both spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigations.
The Egyptian independent daily Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Sunday that the group was planning to attack U.S. ships in the Suez Canal and the tomb of revered Jewish holy man, Abu Hatzira in the Nile Delta.


Updated : 2021-08-05 06:54 GMT+08:00