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Egypt seizes 2 tons of explosives

2013-02-15 22:01

El-Arish - Egyptian security officials say they have seized 2 tons of explosives headed to the Sinai Peninsula.

They say the explosives were seized on Friday in the main Suez Canal transport tunnel Sinai to the rest of Egypt.

The truck driver is being questioned.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to brief the media.

Lawlessness has been rife in Sinai since the ouster of long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak in February 2011.

In the past two years, Egypt's Interior Ministry has confiscated hundreds of weapons smuggled from Libya.

Officials say some of these weapons are then moved into Gaza.

Sinai's Islamist militants also have benefited from the deterioration of security in the area and have begun to launch bolder attacks against the police and military.

Comments
  • musamoyo2004 - 2013-02-16 07:02

    That was a lot of damage

  • Rashida Patel - 2013-02-16 07:35

    Sad...probably outside interference in wanting chaos in egypt ,while apartheid israel steals and kills.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-17 08:12

      Wow you really are stupid, s do you really think that Muslims need outside influence to kill each other?

  • zararster - 2013-02-16 09:19

    Instead of arming Palestanians, the Egyptian Govt is rendering them toothless so that the Settler State, so called israel can kill them with impunity.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-17 08:13

      All the Palestinians need to do is stop trying to kill Israelis, then they will live in peace. However that is an impossible strategy for them, violence is their way of life.

  • abner.mophethe - 2013-02-16 10:04

    what ever

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