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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.
The Army said operations "to cleanse the Sinai of terrorism" continue. Authorities seized weapon caches and arrested suspects linked to recent attacks in the Sinai. Gunmen killed a policeman in Port Said. Cameras may be installed at tourist sites to help deter attacks by Islamist militants. The interim government revoked the permit for the Muslim Brotherhood's NGO. A security source said the attackers of a security building in El Tour had participated in Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins. The Interior Minister will soon name those behind the assassination attempt on him, which Ansar Jerusalem has claimed. Muslim Brotherhood supporters at Cairo University protested against the government. General al Sisi said a senior Muslim Brotherhood official had warned him of violent Islamist attacks if Mohammed Morsi were overthrown.
At least two people were killed and over 40 injured after a suspected suicide bomber targeted a security building in the Sinai. Six security personnel were killed in an attack near the Suez Canal. RPGs struck communication satellite dishes in Cairo. The airport in Cairo was put into a state of emergency as a result of attacks throughout the country.
At least 28 people were killed in clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters. In several separate incidents, seven people were killed in clashes between security forces and terrorists in the Sinai. Authorities arrested 25 people purportedly tied to the Muslim Brotherhood who were accused of possessing explosives at a metro station.
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with security forces and opponents. Two suspects believed to be behind the killing of two army conscripts near Ismailia were arrested. Some 100 Palestinians planning to travel to the Hajj were turned back by Egyptian authorities over security concerns. An army official claimed that authorities have destroyed 1,055 smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza since January 2011. Three terrorists were reportedly killed in separate incidents in the Sinai overnight. An army official reportedly contended that the Sinai 'will be announced free of terrorism soon.'
Islamists called for renewed protests against the army on the anniversary of the 1973 war with Israel. A Muslim Brotherhood statement compared the army's rule to that of Adolf Hitler. Authorities defused a bomb found near a gas station in Sharm el Sheikh. Security sources alleged that Egypt may target sites in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip if violence in the Sinai continues.
The Muslim Brotherhood said it has no plans to backtrack on its call for the reinstatement of Mohammed Morsi as the country's president. A member of Gama'a al Islamiyya was arrested in the possession of a shotgun and al Qaeda flag in Minya.
Authorities arrested two Palestinians wanted in connection with attacks on security personnel in the Sinai. Policemen in el Arish requested increased protection and better equipment after a spate of killings in the area. Three police officers were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded in the Sinai. An appeal of the decision to ban the Muslim Brotherhood and seize its assets will be heard on Oct. 22. Due to security concerns, Egypt has stopped supporting tourist visits to Iran.