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Three policemen were killed in a shooting by unidentified gunmen in Mansoura. Security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed at Al Azhar University. Authorities reportedly arrested 25 Islamist militants wanted in connection with attacks on Interior Minister Ibrahim and al Warraq church.




As Egypt's Brotherhood retreats, risk of extremism rises




In Egypt's Countryside, Vendettas Between Police and Islamists Simmer




Authorities detained dozens of suspects wanted in connection with recent attacks against security personnel and assets in the Sinai. Authorities are investigating whether any government officers are being wiretapped. The UAE plans to provide Egypt with $3.9 billion in aid.




Ansar Jerusalem released a video detailing its Sept. 5 assassination attempt on Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim. Three people wanted in connected with recent attacks in el Arish were arrested. A complaint against former interim vice president Mohamed el Baradei for "betrayal of trust" was dismissed. Schools in the North Sinai resumed operations after being closed due to ongoing violence in the area.




Egypt's 'War on Terror': The dangers ahead




Angry Over Syrian War, Saudis Fault US Policy




Ansar Jerusalem releases video of assassination attempt on Egypt's interior minister

Almost two months after claiming responsibility for the Sept. 5 assassination attempt on Egyptian interior minister Mohammed Ibrahim, the Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Jerusalem released video detailing the attack. The bomber was reportedly trained in a camp run by Muhammed Jamal al Kashef.


Authorities discovered a field hospital in the Sinai thought to be used by Islamist militants. Authorities raised the alert level on the Libya border to prevent the infiltration of militants. A policeman was shot and killed by gunmen in el Arish, and two border guards were injured by an explosive device. An official in Gamaa al-Islamiya said the group will not return to violence and does not necessarily support the return of Mohammed Morsi. Supporters of former president Morsi called for mass protests on Nov. 4, the day Morsi goes to trial.




Authorities reportedly discovered a major smuggling tunnel from Gaza that was subsequently destroyed. An Egyptian soldier was killed in a shooting attack by unidentified gunmen in central Sinai. Military officers are said to be encouraging army chief Abdel Fattah al Sisi to run for president.




Violent Islamism in Egypt from 1997 to 2012




In Egypt, jihadist group Bayt al-Maqdis claims responsibility for bombing




Sinai Security: Opportunities for Unlikely Cooperation Among Egypt, Israel, and Hamas




At least one civilian was killed in an overnight shooting attack in el Arish. One soldier and a civilian were killed and five others wounded after militants targeted a convoy in the Sinai in a separate attack. Security forces broke up a protest between supporters and opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo University. Prosecutors plan to try four policemen allegedly involved in the deaths of over 35 Islamists in August.




Students from Egypt's al-Azhar University continued to protest and call for the reinstatement of former president Morsi. Security forces reportedly arrested suspects wanted in connection with the recent shooting at a church. Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the Oct. 19 car bombing near a military intelligence building in Ismailia.




Egyptian Christians fear chaos after wedding bloodshed




Ansar Jerusalem claims responsibility for car bombing in Ismailia

In a statement released to jihadist forums today, Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the recent car bombing near a military intelligence building in Ismailia. The attack follows previous warnings that it would continue to target locations tied to Egypt's security apparatus.


Three security personnel were wounded in a shooting attack in the Sinai. Three people wanted for attacks on security personnel in the Sinai were arrested. The trial of 25 suspected terrorists was adjourned until mid-December. A suspect was arrested for links to the killing of a number of Shia Muslims last June. Security forces used teargas to disperse protests by Muslim Brotherhood supporters. At least two were killed when unidentified gunmen fired on Christians at a Church in a Cairo suburb.




At least six soldiers were wounded when a car bomb exploded near an Egyptian army intelligence building in the Ismailia. The Egyptian army denounced the attack as a "cowardly" act. The trial of former president Hosni Mubarak resumed in a closed-door session.




Egypt 'looking to Russia' for arms after US aid freeze