Top Sinai Militant Behind 2011 Attack in Israel Killed by Own Bomb

(AP) An al-Qaeda-inspired group in Sinai called Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem) said Saturday that one of its founding leaders, Tawfiq Mohammed Freij, was killed Tuesday when a bomb he was carrying was set off by a car accident. Freij, also known as Abu Abdullah, was the "field commander" of an August 2011 cross-border attack into southern Israel that killed eight people. Freij also supervised a failed suicide car bomb attack on the Egyptian interior minister in Cairo in September 2013.

2014-03-17 00:00:00

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