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Four Islamist militants were reportedly killed overnight by locals in North Sinai. Security sources said 24 militants were arrested in operations in North Sinai. A Russian military delegation arrived in Cairo for talks with their Egyptian counterparts.
Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said there is evidence linking the Muslim Brotherhood and Ansar Jerusalem. Security officials said they had arrested senior al Qaeda operative Thirwat Salah Shehata. Officials said that Shehata had been involved in training militants in Libya. In February, Shehata was reported to have left Iran sometime earlier and traveled to Libya.
Two men were killed by Islamist militants for allegedly collaborating with Egypt's army. In North Sinai, a police officer was killed by gunmen, and authorities reportedly thwarted an attempt to target the al Gorah airport.
At least one policeman was killed and about half a dozen people wounded in bombings at Cairo University. Ajnad Misr took responsibility for the bombings. Senior ministers said the government plans to pass new legislation "connected to confronting terrorism." Security forces employed tight measures along main roads in North Sinai looking for suspected militants. Two militants, including a Palestinian, were arrested by authorities in North Sinai.
Security forces managed to defuse a bomb that had been placed by unidentified assailants in North Sinai. The army announced the killing of three militants and arrest of 52 others. At least 33 people were wounded in clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
A retired military officer was shot dead by gunmen in Ismailia. Two policemen were arrested for allegedly making contact with jihadists and providing them with information on the positions of security personnel. A bomb was found next to a power station in el Arish, while gunmen opened fire on a vehicle carrying journalists in North Sinai. Security sources said Ansar Jerusalem was behind yesterday's attack on a bus in North Sinai that killed one soldier. Officials announced that presidential elections will be held on May 26-27.
Islamist militants killed one soldier and wounded three other security personnel in a shooting attack in North Sinai. The Foreign Ministry said 439 security personnel and 57 civilians have been killed in militant attacks since July 2013. Seven suspected terrorists were referred to trial for their involvement in attacks, including one outside a church near Cairo. The Interior Minister announced the arrest of Ansar al Sharia members linked to recent shooting attacks as well as members of a terror cell with links to Libya and Syria.
The Muslim Brotherhood said presidential candidate Abdel Fattah el Sisi is afraid to campaign publicly due to the potential for backlash from the public. Security officials denied that a wall was being built around el Arish in North Sinai; Ansar Jerusalem has threatened to attack anyone involved in the purported project. The Interior Minister said attacks are expected to take place during the forthcoming presidential campaign. At least four people were killed in clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
Security sources denied claims of witnesses that a pipeline in North Sinai was bombed. The army arrested 21 militants in operations in North Sinai. Authorities plan to build a wall around el Arish to stop the infiltration of militants into the city. Prosecutors called for the death penalty against members of the Nasr City terror cell. Security sources said some of those arrested last week during a raid on an Ansar Jerusalem cell had previously fought in Syria. Defense Minister el Sisi announced plans to run for president and resign from his position as army chief.