Egypt arrests 26 over links to Islamic Jihad

Egypt has arrested 26 people over suspect they have links to Islamic Jihad, the official news agency MENA reported on Sunday.

Egypt arrests 26 over links to Islamic Jihad

Egypt has arrested 26 people over suspect they have links to Islamic Jihad, the official news agency MENA reported on Sunday.

"The suspects, arrested in the provinces of Mansoura and Dakahiliya on the Nile Delta", the agency said.

"The public prosecutor ordered them placed in precautionary detention for 15 days pending investigations," MENA wrote, adding that the prosecutor had sent the arms and explosives for forensic investigations.

Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) emerged in the 1970s and carried out the 1981 assassination of President Anwar Sadat.


Reuters

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