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At least one policeman was killed and about half a dozen people wounded in bombings at Cairo University. Ajnad Misr took responsibility for the bombings. Senior ministers said the government plans to pass new legislation "connected to confronting terrorism." Security forces employed tight measures along main roads in North Sinai looking for suspected militants. Two militants, including a Palestinian, were arrested by authorities in North Sinai.
Security forces managed to defuse a bomb that had been placed by unidentified assailants in North Sinai. The army announced the killing of three militants and arrest of 52 others. At least 33 people were wounded in clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
A retired military officer was shot dead by gunmen in Ismailia. Two policemen were arrested for allegedly making contact with jihadists and providing them with information on the positions of security personnel. A bomb was found next to a power station in el Arish, while gunmen opened fire on a vehicle carrying journalists in North Sinai. Security sources said Ansar Jerusalem was behind yesterday's attack on a bus in North Sinai that killed one soldier. Officials announced that presidential elections will be held on May 26-27.
Islamist militants killed one soldier and wounded three other security personnel in a shooting attack in North Sinai. The Foreign Ministry said 439 security personnel and 57 civilians have been killed in militant attacks since July 2013. Seven suspected terrorists were referred to trial for their involvement in attacks, including one outside a church near Cairo. The Interior Minister announced the arrest of Ansar al Sharia members linked to recent shooting attacks as well as members of a terror cell with links to Libya and Syria.
The Muslim Brotherhood said presidential candidate Abdel Fattah el Sisi is afraid to campaign publicly due to the potential for backlash from the public. Security officials denied that a wall was being built around el Arish in North Sinai; Ansar Jerusalem has threatened to attack anyone involved in the purported project. The Interior Minister said attacks are expected to take place during the forthcoming presidential campaign. At least four people were killed in clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
Security sources denied claims of witnesses that a pipeline in North Sinai was bombed. The army arrested 21 militants in operations in North Sinai. Authorities plan to build a wall around el Arish to stop the infiltration of militants into the city. Prosecutors called for the death penalty against members of the Nasr City terror cell. Security sources said some of those arrested last week during a raid on an Ansar Jerusalem cell had previously fought in Syria. Defense Minister el Sisi announced plans to run for president and resign from his position as army chief.
Over 520 supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi were sentenced to death; legal experts said the ruling was likely to be overturned on appeal, however. In North Sinai, militants reportedly killed three people suspected of working with the army, and gunmen killed a policeman. The trial for the Nasr City terror cell was delayed for two additional days. A Cairo court said it would rule in mid-April on whether Ansar Jerusalem is a terror organization.
Security forces thwarted an attempt to detonate an explosive device on the road leading to the el Arish airport. Some security sources said the intended target of the bomb was Sedki Sobhi, a top Egyptian general. Unidentified gunmen reportedly opened fire on a radio building in el Arish. The Egyptian military used Apaches above el Arish for the first time in three months. A security officer was wounded by smugglers in North Sinai.
Security sources said two Ansar Jerusalem members were killed in an airstrike in North Sinai. Some Ansar Jerusalem fighters reportedly fled to Gaza due to ongoing Egyptian military operations in North Sinai. Unidentified assailants set fire to a garage containing cooking gas cylinders near Gaza. Clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and opponents left at least five injured. Nearly two dozen students at al Azhar University were expelled for raising an al Qaeda flag at a recent protest.