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The army spokesman said security forces yesterday killed a top commander in the Tawhid and Jihad Group during operations in North Sinai; security sources had previously identified the terrorist as a member of Ansar Jerusalem. New charges were filed against former president Mohammed Morsi for allegedly insulting the judiciary. Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for a recent gas pipeline attack in the Sinai.
Islamist militants detonated explosives along a gas pipeline in the Sinai. At least one person was killed during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and security forces. The army spokesman announced the destruction of eight smuggling tunnels and said over 1,110 tunnels have been destroyed since January 2013. Security forces seized a cache of explosive materials and weaponry in West Qantara City in the Suez. Officials denied reports of an attack on a radio station in North Sinai.
Recently arrested al Jazeera reporters were accused of serving the Muslim Brotherhood. Authorities arrested 15 terrorists, including members of Hamas and Ansar Jerusalem, in the latest operations in North Sinai. State media reported that Egyptian voters had overwhelmingly approved the new constitution. The fourth labor official recently kidnapped in the Sinai was released.
A member of Ansar Jerusalem was killed and seven other suspected terrorists were arrested in operations in North Sinai. The army spokesman announced the destruction of six tunnels in North Sinai. Unidentified gunmen reportedly shot a police officer and his wife. Three trade union members recently abducted in South Sinai were released. Officials said turnout in the country's constitutional referendum was high.
The army spokesman said One terrorist was killed, and nine others arrested in North Sinai operations. Security sources said Egypt plans to undermine Hamas' rule in the Gaza Strip in the coming years. At least 11 people were killed during clashes as the country began voting in its constitutional referendum.
Unidentified gunmen, possibly locals, killed five suspected terrorists and wounded two others in North Sinai. Two additional terrorists in North Sinai were killed when an explosive device they were carrying exploded. Dozens of new agencies called on authorities to release recently arrested al Jazeera reporters. Interior Minister Ibrahim said security forces are prepared to use force to defend those partaking in the upcoming constitutional referendum.
Supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi clashed with security forces at three Cairo universities. The army spokesman announced the destruction of 10 smuggling tunnels in the Rafah area in North Sinai. Authorities reportedly arrested a person who was in possession of explosive materials in Alexandria. In North Sinai, authorities arrested three terror suspects.
Defense Minister el Sisi said he would run for president if he believed it was the will of the people. Sisi urged Egyptians to vote in the country's upcoming constitutional referendum. At least seven suspects were arrested during security operations in North Sinai. A suspected terrorist was arrested near Ismailia in the possession of four grenades.
The army spokesman announced the arrest of a number of individuals, including a weapons smuggler, in North Sinai. The spokesman also said that four people were arrested with arms and an explosive belt in Ismailia. Six Palestinians who entered Egypt illegally from Gaza were arrested near Rafah. At least three people were killed during clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
Authorities arrested an alleged member of the al Furqan Brigades as well as two Palestinians found with photos of Hamas' Izz al Din al Qassam Brigades on their computers. At least four explosive devices in North Sinai were defused. Courts sentenced 113 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to multi-year prison sentences, while an Egyptian-born American was arrested for allegedly attacking police stations. The Interior Ministry said it is prepared to ensure security during the upcoming constitutional referendum.