Report: Egyptian army foils plot to kidnap international soldiers

October 2, 2014 16:21

The Egyptian military managed to thwart a terrorist plot against international peacekeepers in its country, the Al-Watan Arabic-language newspaper reported on Thursday. 

The group planned to kidnap and kill soldiers from countries participating in the US-led military coalition against Islamic State, in an attempt to dissuade the international force from targeting the jihadist organization in Syria and Iraq. According to the report, the army uncovered a terror cell operating near a camp of peacekeeping troops in Egypt, killing seven of its members and arresting 15 others.

A cache of weapons and explosive devices were also uncovered in the operation.

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