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Egypt's President swore in his new government, which included members of the Muslim Brotherhood in key positions. Attacks on Christian Copts are in the rise. The Egyptian government requested the release of a top al Qaeda explosives expert from Guantanamo.
Newly elected President Mohamed Morsi released from prison 26 Islamists jailed during the Mubarak regime. Egyptian security services refused to release a further 26 inmates.
Gunmen near the Sinai town of al-Arish blew up a major pipeline carrying natural gas to Israel and Jordan; the pipeline has been attacked 15 times since early 2011. A gunman in Sinai fired across the border at an Israeli military bus carrying troops; no injuries were reported.
Two Egyptian soldiers traveling in Sheikh Zweid in the Sinai Peninsula were gunned down by Islamists. A security official said the attack was carried out by "jihadists who want to declare an Islamic emirate in the Sinai."