Egypt Renews Detention Of 3 Accused Of Planning Domestic Terror Attacks

Egypt’s General Prosecution has renewed for 15 days the detention of three Egyptian men suspected of planning attacks on targets in Cairo and Alexandria, including a foreign embassy.

Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim announced upon the arrest of the suspects earlier in May that the three had been communicating with an “Al-Qaeda” figure.

The three men face charges of belonging to Al-Qaeda group, plotting domestic terrorist attacks and political assassinations.

Ibrahim had also announced that the three suspects were affiliated with the ultra-conservative Gamaa Jihadiyah group, suspected members of which were arrested last October and charged with establishing a “terrorist cell” in Cairo’s Nasr City district.