CAIRO, May 23 (KUNA) -- Egyptian security services captured Al-Qaeda
affiliates responsible for the Al-Husain attacks back on February 22 where a
French woman was killed and 24 people were injured, the official news agency
said on Saturday.
Seven members of the group named "Islam's Army in Palestine" were carrying
explosives and ammunitions at the time they were incarcerated, Middle East
News Agency (MENA) quoted a security official as saying.
The group is run by two Egyptian escapees who assigned members to sneak
into the Gaza Strip through tunnels and receive training on making explosives,
One of the detainees claimed the group's responsibility FOR Al-Husain
bombings, the source said, adding that weapons and ammunitions were delivered
through two women, an Egyptian and an Albanian with a French passport, the
A Tunisian carrying a Belgium passport was assigned to travel to Belgium
and then to France and meet up with other members to carry a terrorist attack
there, it said.
The group was assigned to target oil pipelines and resorts in Sinai, it
said, and noted that the authorities detained two Egyptians, two Palestinians,
a Tunisian carrying a Belgium passport, an Egyptian with a British passport,
and an Albanian carrying the French passport. (end)
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