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Egypt arrests 3 suspected al-Qaida militants

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago May 11, 2013 May 11, 2013 Saturday, May 11 2013 May 11, 2013 11:34 AM in News
By: Associated Press

CAIRO - Egypt's interior minister says security authorities have arrested three suspected al-Qaida militants who were planning to carry out suicide attacks on vital installations and an unspecified embassy.

Mohammed Ibrahim told a news conference Saturday that the men had been in contact with Dawood al-Assady, a leader of al-Qaida in southeast Asian countries such as Pakistan.

Ibrahim said authorities seized 22 pounds of ammonium nitrate, a key ingredient in homemade explosives, and discovered instructions issued by al-Qaida on one of the men's computers.

He said the suspected are also believed to have links with the so-called "Nasr City terror cell," which was broken up last year and its members arrested on accusations of plotting attacks against public figures in Egypt.

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