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A policemen was killed by unidentified gunmen in el Arish. Supporters of former president Morsi held limited protests as security forces closed off squares in Cairo. Authorities seized hundreds of blank Libyan visas at Cairo's airport.
Six Islamist militants were killed as security forces thwarted their plot to target an airport in el Arish. The Muslim Brotherhood called for new protests on Friday. The Justice Ministry is reportedly looking to draft an anti-terrorism law with the potential penalty of execution.
Foreign Minister Fahmy said relations with the US were in turmoil. Three people were arrested after their plot to target a police station in Qalyubiya was thwarted. Dutch charter airline Transavia announced it has canceled flights to Sharm el Sheikh due to the threat of rocket fire from Islamist militants in the Sinai. Authorities destroyed a smuggling tunnel used to traffic people in and out of the Gaza Strip.
Officials said a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood was arrested over suspected links to the recent attack on a satellite station in Maadi, which has been claimed by the al Furqan Brigades. Security forces closed off a number of major squares to prevent protests by supporters of former president Morsi.
Security forces clashed with Islamist militants in the Sinai after an attack on a police bus. Three security personnel were reportedly injured in the attack. Officials claimed an American being held in a jail for violating curfew in the Sinai had committed suicide. A military air crash left one dead and three injured in Luxor.
Militants attempting to plant an explosive device were killed when the device exploded prematurely. An army spokesman said operations against Islamist militants in the northern Sinai were continuing. Al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri called on Egyptian Muslims "to unite around the word of Tawhid to rid Egypt of this criminal gang." An Egyptian general alleged that the US was sending jihadists to the Sinai.
At least one person was killed during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and security forces in the Nile Delta province of Sharqia. Clashes also took place in the city of Alexandria, where protesters marked 100 days since the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi. At least six soldiers were wounded by IEDs in Rafah.
A suicide bomber in the Sinai killed four security personnel at a checkpoint. The army claimed to have arrested those behind the Oct. 7 suicide bombing in South Sinai that was claimed by Ansar Jerusalem. The army also announced the seizure of drugs and weapons near the border with Libya. A foreign ministry spokesman said the US decision to cut off some aid to Egypt was "wrong."
Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on the South Sinai Security Directorate in el Tor. Interim President Adly Mansour provided authorization for the army to fully mobilize beginning in November. During a surpise visit to Sharm el Sheikh Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim criticized security forces at a checkpoint in Dahab. A military intelligence office in Rafah was targeted by an explosive device. Egyptian officials suggested they were caught off guard by reports that the US was reducing aid to Egypt.