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Egypt: No Sign Red Sea Bombers Linked to Al Qaeda

An inquiry into the Red Sea resort attacks targeting Israeli tourists did not indicate the bombers were linked to al Qaeda or part of a wider organized militant network, Egypt said on Monday. However, authorities said the blasts, in which 33 people were killed, were part of the wider cycle of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israeli and U.S. officials had both said Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda was probably to blame for the Oct 7. bombs, which struck the Taba Hilton and two beach camps further south in the Sinai peninsula. But Interior Minister Habib el-Adli told reporters on Monday the inquiry “did not indicate the linking of the group which carried out the attacks with (wider) organizational activity at home or abroad or with cells of the al Qaeda organization.”Full Story

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