Egyptian security forces thwarted a terror attack aimed at tourists in southern Sinai, the London-based pan Arabic daily Al-Hayat
reported on Tuesday.
According to the report, a total of nine jihadi suspects are in custody, after being arrested near Gaza on Friday in possession of explosives, a rocket propelled grenade launcher, and ammunition.
report, which was reproduced by Channel 2, cited an Egyptian security source as saying that the intended attack was supposed to occur during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
"It's too soon to determine how many jihadi cells exist in various districts [in Sinai]," the Egyptian security source was quoted as saying, adding that their intention was to strike vital assets.