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Egyptian security forces continued their latest operation against Islamist militants in the Sinai. During the operation, authorities reportedly destroyed six smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza. A security source warned that Ansar Jerusalem's recent claim of responsibility for the assassination attempt on Interior Minister Ibrahim could be 'misleading.' Nabil Naim, a founder of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, alleged that the Muslim Brotherhood was funding Ansar Jerusalem.
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed two Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai. Two additional soldiers were killed by an IED explosion in the Sinai. Authorities continued their operations against Islamists militants in the Sinai, which on Sept. 7 killed or wounded around 30. Ansar Jerusalem claimed credit for the recent assassination attempt on Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim.
Security sources said that the Egyptian army undertook a massive operation in the Sinai against Islamist militants. Former president Morsi is facing new charges of insulting judges. An IED exploded at a Cairo police station. Authorities suspended service on the Suez-Ismailia railway line after three mortars were discovered on the track. A flight from Cairo to London was delayed after fears of a bomb aboard the flight.
Islamists have taken over the southern city of Dalga, which has a population of 120,000, of whom 20,000 are Christian. Clashes between security forces and supporters of former president Morsi left at least two people dead. Leading Muslim Brotherhood member Mohsen Rady, the former head of the Culture and Information Committee at the People's Assembly, was arrested in Nasr City.
A bomb exploded in the Cairo district of Nasr City, an Islamist stronghold, narrowly missing Interior Minister Ibrahim shortly after he left his home; 22 people were injured by the blast, including 10 police officers and a child. After the attack, in which gunmen also strafed his vehicle, Ibrahim warned of more terrorist attacks; Islamists have increasingly called for violence in the wake of the government's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. A security force said the government will start establishing a buffer zone between Egypt and the Gaza Strip; the first phase will start south of the Rafah crossing.
Al Salafiyya al Jihadiyya again accused the Egyptian army of lying about operations in the Sinai, and praised 'the mujahideen' for fighting the Egyptian army. Gunmen killed a clan chief in the Sinai who was said to be supportive of the army. A police officer was shot dead in a revenge killing in Aswan.
Army operations in the Sinai reportedly killed at least eight Islamist militants. Eleven supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi were sentenced to life in prison for attacking the army. A court ordered the closure of a number of television stations, including Al Jazeera, and one tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.