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2006-06-27 06:43:31

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces on Tuesday shot dead two men named as members of a group behind deadly bombings in Sinai tourist resorts, security sources said. The security forces shot Ibrahim Hamid and his brother Sami in northern Sinai, where the authorities say the militant group was based. A gunbattle started when police arrived to arrest the men south of the town of el-Arish. The wife of one of the suspects was also killed. Twenty tourists and Egyptian workers were...

2006-05-26 11:37:21

CAIRO (Reuters) - A man wanted in connection with bombings that killed 20 people in the Sinai resort of Dahab last month has turned himself in, state news agency MENA said on Friday. The report named the man as Mohamad Khadr Salam, 26, who was also wanted for other attacks on resorts in the Sinai peninsula. The report said tribal elders convinced Salam to go to the authorities after police released his brother, who was being held on similar accusations but was found to have no...

2006-05-19 05:20:47

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - A man wanted for involvement in bombings of tourist resorts in Sinai killed himself by accident on Friday while trying to attack police who were pursuing him, security sources said. Arafat Ali, 28, was blown up by an explosive device which he had tried to throw at policemen who had encircled him in Rafah, a town which is straddles Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip. The sources said he was second in command of a group called Tawhid wal Jihad, which the...

2006-05-12 08:31:28

EL-ARISH, Egypt (Reuters) - Four men wanted in connection with bombings that killed 20 people in the Sinai resort of Dahab last month have turned themselves in, security sources said on Friday. The surrenders came shortly after police killed Nasr Khamis el-Milahi, a man the Interior Ministry named as the leader of a group it blames for a series of attacks in Sinai since October 2004, and the arrest of his assistant in a gunbattle on Tuesday. "The four wanted men turned themselves...

2006-04-30 16:11:00

EL-ARISH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police on Sunday shot dead three men suspected of belonging to a group of Sinai Bedouin who killed 18 people in the Red Sea resort of Dahab last week, police sources said. A police patrol came across two of the men in the Mount Hilal area of northeastern Sinai. The men threw two hand grenades at them but the grenades did not explode, they said. Police opened fire in response and killed them both. In a separate incident, police killed another...

2006-04-26 11:44:47

By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Two men blew themselves up in Egypt's north Sinai on Wednesday in what appeared to be abortive attacks by a mysterious militant group on a multinational peace force and on the Egyptian police. One bomber died near an airport used by the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), which monitors the border with Israel, and another close to an Egyptian police vehicle. No one else was hurt, the Interior Ministry said. Cabinet spokesman Magdy...

2006-04-26 10:42:51

(Please read in 3rd paragraph ...the incidents on Wednesday... instead of ...the incidents on Monday...) A corrected repeat of the story follows: By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Two men blew themselves up in Egypt's north Sinai on Wednesday, one near an airport used by an international observer force and one near the northern town of El Arish, security sources said. The bombs, which followed three deadly explosions in the east Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday, killed...

2006-04-26 10:45:54

By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Two men blew themselves up in Egypt's north Sinai on Wednesday, one near an airport used by an international observer force and one near the northern town of El Arish, security sources said. The bombs, which followed three deadly explosions in the east Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday, killed only the bombers, an Interior Ministry statement said. Cabinet spokesman Magdy Rady said he thought the incidents on Wednesday could be related to...

2006-04-26 07:54:47

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Two men blew themselves up in Egypt's north Sinai on Wednesday, one near an airport used by an international observer force and one near the northern town of El Arish, security sources said. The bombs, which followed three deadly explosions in the east Sinai resort of Dahab on Monday, killed only the bombers, an Interior Ministry statement said. It was not immediately clear if all the incidents were related but most members of the group blamed...

2006-04-25 11:58:28

By Amil Khan and Cynthia Johnston DAHAB, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian police detained at least 10 people, including computer engineers, on Tuesday in connection with a triple bombing in the Sinai tourist resort of Dahab that killed at least 18 people and wounded scores. Security sources provided few details on those detained, but the state MENA news agency said two of them were computer engineers who arrived in Dahab from Cairo the day before the blasts, which went off nearly...


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