Egypt church bomb probe focuses on local group

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 2, 2011 16:05




ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Egyptian security officials said the police investigation into a church bombing that killed 21 people is focusing on a local group of Islamic hard-liners that is inspired by but not directly linked to al-Qaida.

The officials said police are also examining lists of air passengers who arrived recently in Egypt from Iraq, where the local al-Qaida branch has threatened Egyptian Christians.

The officials spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because the investigation has not yet been completed.


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