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Report: Egypt seizes Gaza-bound anti-aircraft missiles

Ma'an reports security forces in Sinai intercept shipment of missiles, several tons of TNT

Egyptian security forces operating in the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday seized a number of anti-aircraft missiles which were meant to be smuggled into Hamas-ruled Gaza, Ma'an reported.


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According to the Palestinian news agency, sappers began dismantling the missiles and several tons of TNT.


Sinai has seen a breakdown in security in recent weeks, with armed Bedouins kidnapping foreign tourists and attacking Egyptian security forces across the region.


On Friday three tourists from South Korea and their Egyptian guide were kidnapped on the way to St. Catherine's Monastery. Three Americans were kidnapped earlier in the day to negotiate the release of Bedouins imprisoned for weapons and drugs violations.


On Thursday Bedouin tribesmen captured 17 Egyptian border guards near the border with Israel in retaliation for the recent killing of a fellow Bedouin, a smuggler, as he tried to sneak into Israel. The guards were released a few hours later.


In addition, Egypt's gas pipeline to Israel was attacked by terrorists no less than 11 times since former President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown.



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