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At least 25 people were killed in clashes on the third anniversary of the uprising against the Mubarak regime. An explosion was heard near a police building in the city of Suez; some reports suggested a car bomb was the cause. The army said a helicopter operating in North Sinai had crashed, while local residents suggested the helicopter had been "gunned down." Medics said five people were killed in the incident. In a new audio statement, al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri said Egyptian Muslims should not fight Christians in Egypt, but should focus on "confronting the Americanized coup." In North Sinai, a power station was targeted by unidentified assailants with an RPG.
A series of bombings in Cairo, including a suicide car bombing at the Security Directorate, left at least six people dead and scores wounded. Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the attacks. The army said 27 terrorist elements were arrested in operations in North Sinai. In separate shooting attacks in North Sinai, a civilian and member of the security forces were targeted.
Unidentified gunmen killed five policemen and injured two others in an shooting at a checkpoint near Beni Suef; an officer who was absent at the time was suspended pending an investigation. President Mansour said Egypt's police state has ended. At least one person was killed during clashes between opponents and supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi in Alexandria.
The army spokesman announced the destruction of nine additional smuggling tunnels in Rafah as well as the arrest of seven terrorists. A military source said security forces were searching for four top terrorists in the Sinai, including Shadi el Menai of Ansar Jerusalem. Authorities filed espionage charges against a popular academic.
The army spokesman said security forces arrested 19 terrorists in operations in North Sinai. The spokesman also announced the destruction of nine smuggling tunnels in the Rafah area near Gaza. A number of Sinai tribes continued to hand over weaponry and ammunition to the army. The security alert was reportedly raised in the Sinai for fear of upcoming attacks.
The army spokesman said security forces yesterday killed a top commander in the Tawhid and Jihad Group during operations in North Sinai; security sources had previously identified the terrorist as a member of Ansar Jerusalem. New charges were filed against former president Mohammed Morsi for allegedly insulting the judiciary. Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for a recent gas pipeline attack in the Sinai.
Islamist militants detonated explosives along a gas pipeline in the Sinai. At least one person was killed during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and security forces. The army spokesman announced the destruction of eight smuggling tunnels and said over 1,110 tunnels have been destroyed since January 2013. Security forces seized a cache of explosive materials and weaponry in West Qantara City in the Suez. Officials denied reports of an attack on a radio station in North Sinai.
Recently arrested al Jazeera reporters were accused of serving the Muslim Brotherhood. Authorities arrested 15 terrorists, including members of Hamas and Ansar Jerusalem, in the latest operations in North Sinai. State media reported that Egyptian voters had overwhelmingly approved the new constitution. The fourth labor official recently kidnapped in the Sinai was released.
A member of Ansar Jerusalem was killed and seven other suspected terrorists were arrested in operations in North Sinai. The army spokesman announced the destruction of six tunnels in North Sinai. Unidentified gunmen reportedly shot a police officer and his wife. Three trade union members recently abducted in South Sinai were released. Officials said turnout in the country's constitutional referendum was high.