Egypt's security forces say they have killed 3 fugitives wanted for Sinai terror bombings

Egyptian authorities have blamed the Sinai attacks on local terrorists, pointing the finger at disaffected Bedouin tribesmen who inhabit the peninsula.

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June 27, 2006 17:33
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Security forces on Tuesday killed three people wanted for the bombings in a Sinai resort that killed 21 people two months ago, police said. The police shot dead Ibrahim Hameed Freg, his brother Sami and Ibrahim's wife Fawziya Musleh at a hide-out in a farm in the desert near El Arish, said the chief detective of North Sinai police, Gen. Adel Fawzi. Fawzi said the fugitives opened fire on the police officers as they were approaching the hide-out, and they returned fire. He did not say whether any police were wounded in the raid. Fawzi said the two brothers were wanted for questioning about the three bombings that occurred within minutes of each other in Dahab of April 24. Eighty-five people were wounded in the blasts, the third set of terror attacks on a Sinai resort since October 2004. Egyptian authorities have blamed the Sinai attacks on local terrorists, pointing the finger at disaffected Bedouin tribesmen who inhabit the peninsula. But terror experts say the group is inspired by the ideology of al-Qaida and may have international links. In recent weeks, police conducting followup operations have killed several people wanted for the bombings.


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