April 29, 2006

Egypt police hunting bombers kill one in gunfight

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces killed one
person and captured four early on Sunday in a gun battle in the
center of Sinai while investigating bomb attacks in the resort
of Dahab and north Sinai, security sources said.

Two people involved in the gunfight escaped, the sources
added. However, separate security sources said that one man was
killed and no one was captured. Details of the shootout were
not immediately available.

Bomb attacks killed 18 people in Dahab on Monday, and on
Wednesday two men died after blowing themselves up in attacks
on a multinational peace force and a police station, both based
in the north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

On Saturday police detained two men they said drove people
suspected of involvement in the attacks. Shortly after the
Dahab blasts police said they had formally detained at least 10
people and taken in about 70 local Bedouin for questioning.