Egypt Names Islamist Group Behind Sinai Attacks

(AFP/Yahoo) Egypt for the first time blamed an Islamist movement that has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda for a string of deadly bomb attacks in Sinai resorts. State security court prosecutor Hisham Badawi said the group Al-Tawhid wal Jihad (Unity and Holy War) was behind the attacks in Sharm el-Sheikh last year and Taba in 2004 which together killed about 100 people. Previously, Egyptian officials have blamed local Bedouin with links to Islamist groups for the bombings and insisted they were not working with international terror groups.

2006-03-27 00:00:00

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