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Security forces in el Arish thwarted attempts to detonate four explosive devices targeting security personnel. Authorities also reportedly arrested an Ansar Jerusalem member linked to the group's October South Sinai attack. The US State Department urged US citizens to avoid travel to North Sinai. Security was increased at churches around the country. An Islamist alliance plans to hold protests during the upcoming constitutional referendum.
One soldier was killed and two others wounded when an IED exploded in North Sinai. Three people believed to be responsible for the attack were arrested. Authorities defused an explosive device found near a government building in North Sinai. The government said it planned to confront the Muslim Brotherhood with "full force."
At least eleven people were killed during clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters. Four soldiers were wounded by explosions targeting armored vehicles near Sheikh Zuweid. Two civilians were killed by unidentified gunmen in mysterious circumstances in North Sinai. A Swiss couple was found murdered at their home in a Red Sea resort.
Ansar Jerusalem announced the deaths of a fighter and preacher, and threatened revenge attacks. Interior Minister Ibrahim identified Tawfiq Mohammed Freij Ziada as an Ansar Jerusalem leader and accused the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas of carrying out hostile acts. Authorities defused seven explosive devices in Tanta in the Nile Delta. In North Sinai, one terrorist was killed as he tried to plant an explosive device near a hospital. Former president Morsi faces trial on Jan. 28 for a jail break case.
The army arrested 10 terrorists in North Sinai operations. Prosecutors began investigating the overnight gas pipeline attack. The head of the South Sinai General Intelligence Service was killed in a car accident. Al Azhar plans to start a satellite channel that will aim to counter radical and terrorist ideologies. At least two people were killed in clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Alexandria.
Interior Minister Ibrahim said 90% of those behind the Mansoura attack have been arrested. North Sinai security forces defused a roadside bomb. Authorities increased security around churches in Cairo and Giza in preparation for the New Year. A former Muslim Brotherhood official said Ansar Jerusalem and the al Furqan Brigades are branches of the Brotherhood. The Justice Ministry asked Qatar to arrest al Gamaa al Islamiya leader Assem Abdel-Maged; authorities also ordered an asset freeze on some 500 Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist figures. Militants were believed to have attacked a gas pipeline in Sinai.
A high-level security official said 70 policemen have been killed in North Sinai since June 30. The army spokesman announced the seizure of a weapons cache in North Sinai. A court banned protests at universities without a permit, while 139 pro-Morsi protesters received two-year prison sentences. Authorities arrested three reporters affiliated with al Jazeera.
At least four security personnel were injured in a bomb attack outside a military intelligence headquarters in Sharqiya province; security sources suggested the attack was a car bomb. The army said operations in North Sinai resulted in the destruction of four smuggling tunnels and arrest of three terrorists. Authorities defused a bomb at al Azhar University's Faculty of Medicine in Damietta and another bomb near a school in el Arish.