Report: Egypt foils terrorist operations against foreign interests
Egyptian security forces have detained 43 suspected members of the Islamic Jihad group who were planning attacks against foreign targets in Egypt, Al Ahram daily reported on Sunday.
"They planned to implement terrorist operations against foreign interests in Cairo and target several major personalities and vital installations," the report said, citing "informed sources."
It named the alleged ringleader as Ehab Ismail, saying he had formed three cells. It said the suspects used the Internet to contact Jihad members abroad and also "rented a headquarters to be a factory to be used to make explosives."
Al Ahram said the suspects were ordered to be detained for 15 days for questioning. It added investigations had shown there was no direct link between the suspects and al Qaeda. (Albawaba.com)