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A factory linked to the army was attacked near Rafah. Two people were detained in connection with the recent killing of a police officer, while army operations continued in North Sinai. At least three were killed during clashes throughout the country. A top Muslim Brotherhood figure was arrested in North Sinai. Security forces increased measures on roads linking the Sinai and Suez area. Army chief el Sisi did not rule out the possibility of running for president. A security official in North Sinai denied rumors of the arrest of Shadi el Menai, a leader in Ansar Jerusalem. The Interior Ministry is investigating whether the agency has been infiltrated by Islamists.
A policeman was shot and killed while trying to arrest suspects in the recent assassination of a senior national security official in Cairo. In Ismailia, a police officer was also shot and killed. Security forces claimed to have arrested nearly 30 suspected terrorists during operations in North Sinai. Militants fired a mortar at an olive oil plant in Rafah linked to the army. The army released a simulation of yesterday's deadly car bombing in North Sinai.
Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the recent shooting attack on a national security officer in Cairo. The Salafi jihadist group also released a video about its October attack on the South Sinai Security Directorate. A car bombing in North Sinai killed at least 11 Egyptian security personnel, and four security personnel were wounded in an attack in Cairo. President Mansour announced a three-day mourning period for those killed.
During operations in the Sinai, authorities seized weaponry and arrested wanted criminals. Security sources claimed to have arrested two people tied to the Oct. 19 bombing of a military intelligence building in Ismailia. At least 12 people were injured during protests on the anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud clashes. Security forces in North Sinai were placed on high alert for fear of attacks.
Authorities said "Islamic jihadists" were behind the killing of an officer from the Interior Ministry on Nov. 17. The Christian community is reportedly afraid to complain to the government about the continuing attacks on churches; there have been over 74 attacks since June 30. Protesters took to Tahrir Square in Cairo to protest against the army.
A former official alleged that ousted president Mohammed Morsi had been in contact with jihadists in Africa, in particular Mali. A security officer who was monitoring Muslim Brotherhood activity within the national security sector was shot and killed in Nasr City. A roadside bomb in Sinai injured three security personnel.
Army Chief General Abdel Fattah el Sisi met with Russian officials to discuss potential cooperation. The Electricity Ministry announced plans to issue an international tender related to the construction of its first nuclear power plant. The Interior Minister said authorities are aware of a Muslim Brotherhood plot to bring "violence and sabotage" to Egypt on Nov. 19. At least five were killed in clashes between security forces and Islamist militants in the Sinai.
The army arrested 11 extremists wanted in connection with recent attacks in the Sinai. The army announced the destruction and discovery of more smuggling tunnels near Rafah. Shootings by unidentified gunmen were reported in el Arish and Sheikh Zuweid. The Commander of the Second Field Army ordered the release of 120 people detained on suspicion of involvement in attacks in the Sinai. Former president Mohammed Morsi said he was kidnapped by the army a day before his removal was officially announced.
The country's intelligence chief warned that eradicating Sinai jihadist cells "could take some time." The state of emergency, which had been in place since July, was reportedly lifted two days earlier than planned. The detention of former president Morsi was extended for another 30 days. Security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed at Mansoura University. Unidentified gunmen carried out three separate attacks in the Sinai, one of which killed a police officer.