Egypt police: Booby-trapped suitcase full of explosives discovered

An Egyptian security official says a booby-trapped suitcase carrying 25 kilograms of explosives was defused near the Egyptian border with Israel and Gaza. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said security was tipped off Tuesday about an object left near a tree south of Rafah border town, two kilometers from Israel. Police often find weapons caches destined for the Gaza Strip, but the official said finding an "advanced" bomb is rare. The official said the bomb is being inspected to determine who was behind it and whether it was heading to Israel.