Report: Iran Behind Hizbullah Bid to Strike Egypt Targets

[Ha'aretz] Iran was behind the planning of terror attacks against targets in Egypt by Hizbullah operatives, the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram quoted a senior official in Cairo as saying Thursday. Two employees of an Iranian satellite TV channel planned the attacks, which were meant to be carried out simultaneously at a number of locations across the country. Egypt's attorney general announced Wednesday that 49 Hizbullah agents had been arrested on suspicion of carrying out hostile operations. The men had been assigned to observe and collect intelligence along the Egypt-Gaza border, at tourist sites in Sinai, and at the Suez Canal. They had also been provided with explosives and training on how to use them.

2009-04-10 06:00:00

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