Egypt intercepts weapons from Sudan bound for Gaza

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 15, 2011 23:57




Egyptian security officials on Tuesday said that Egypt's army captured five vehicles smuggling weapons into the country from Sudan, and apparently heading to Gaza, AP reported.

The officials said the vehicles were seized on Sunday after a shootout during which the drivers fled.

They said the trucks, which were captured inside Egypt near the Sudanese border, carried large quantities of mortars, rocket propelled grenades, rifles and explosives, reported AP.

The officials said the weapons were headed to Hamas in Gaza through smuggling tunnels.


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