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Report: Explosives, mines found near Egypt-Gaza border
Egyptian security forces find 1100lbs of explosives near border, locate second mine stash nearby. Weapons nabbed shortly before being smuggled into Strip, says Egyptian police

The Egyptian police uncovered 1100lbs of explosives and 40 landmines in the last two days, a source in the Egyptian security forces reported Tuesday.

 

The caches were found in two separate locations near the Egypt-Gaza border and were meant, according to the source, to find their way into Gaza Strip.

 

Some 10 days ago, the Egyptian security forces reported uncovering six tunnels used to smuggle weapons into the Strip, and destroyed them.

 

The tunnels, according to an Associated Press report, were dug under the Egyptian-Gaza border, along agricultural land and several townships.

 

In mid February, a 440lbs cache of TNT explosives was uncovered by Egyptian security forces near the Gaza border. The find was made thanks to intelligence supplied by Bedouins in Sinai.

 

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