Sinai: Security forces search for 10 Hizbullah activists
Egyptian security agents are tracking down 10 members of an alleged Hizbullah cell believed to be hiding out with the Bedouins in the Sinai peninsula, an Egyptian security official said Monday.
According to the AP, the men are thought to be Lebanese and part of a group of 49 members of an alleged Hizbullah cell that the authorities announced is plotting to attack Egyptian institutions and Israeli tourists. The official said the men had taken shelter in the central Sinai town of al-Nakhl.
The government fears the suspects may either try to escape north into Gaza some 200 kilometers away through the many secret tunnels or head south to the tourist resorts on the coast.
On Sunday, Egyptian Attorney General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud added espionage to the charges against 49 alleged Hizbullah agents, in addition to plotting to destabilize the country.
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