Egypt seizes Grad warheads, ammo, likely en route to Gaza

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November 22, 2012 04:40

 
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The Egyptian security services have seized a weapons consignment including Grad rockets, the Egyptian press reported on Wednesday.

Security sources said a gang had smuggled the consignment – consisting of 108 Grad rocket warheads and 19,646 rounds of ammunition – into the seaport of Marsa Matruh, according to Egyptian daily Al-Masry al-Youm.

The consignment was most likely destined for Gaza but could also have been en route to buyers in Egypt’s increasingly lawless Sinai.

Al-Masry al-Youm cited unnamed security sources as saying a gang of three Egyptian suspects fled into the desert around Marsa Matruh, leaving behind the weapons consignment after security services ambushed them.

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