Egyptian Officials Arrest 22 Terrorist Suspects Plotting To Kill Tourists
April 20, 2006 2:12 p.m. EST
Cairo, Egypt (AHN) - Egyptian officials report its security forces arrested twenty-two people in Cairo on Wednesday for suspicion of being members of an underground terrorist organization.
Sources at the Ministry of interior say the several months long investigation had security forces uncover a terrorist network, calling itself Al-Taefa Al-Mansour (The Victorious Sect) that was allegedly planning operations in Egypt.
Egyptian security forces say some of the 22 suspects captured included the organization's leader, Ahmad Mohammad Ali Gabr (alias -Abu Musaab) and his deputy Ahmad Mohammad Basyouni (alias - Abu Bakr Al Misri).
The group, which was seeking land in Giza for a training camp, was reportedly setting its sights on Moslem and Christian clerics, tourists, and gas pipelines around Greater Cairo.
Other targets were said to include Moslem and Christian clerics along with, what the organization is said to have described as, morally corrupt youth.
junglisthead said:odd it seems egypt knew about impending attacks about well over a week ago