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Egyptian police detain Islamist terror suspects – report

Security forces are holding a cell of Islamist extremists who had been planning to launch attacks inside Egypt, Israel and Sudan, newspaper reports said on Friday. The independent daily Al-Masri al-Yom said the state security prosecutor’s office on Thursday ordered the continuing detention of 14 members of the alleged cell at Tanta in the Nile Delta. It said they have been kept in custody secretly for three months under the state of emergency in force in Egypt for the past quarter of a century. The paper said the Islamist group was headed by a local veterinary surgeon, and that its aim was to wage “jihad” inside Egypt, in the occupied Palestinian territories and also in Sudan. According to the daily, the investigation uncovered a planned attack against the courts in Tanta because Sharia, or Islamic law, was not in force there. Full Story

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