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Detained al-Qaida Linked Militants Planned Attack on U.S. Embassy

by Associated Press posted May 15 2013 5:52PM
 CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian state prosecutors say three suspected al-Qaida-linked militants detained over the weekend were plotting to attack the U.S. and French embassies in Cairo using car bombs.
 
     The prosecutors were quoted by the official MENA press agency on Wednesday.
 
     Officials said when they announced the arrests Saturday that the men had been in contact with Dawood al-Assady, a leader of al-Qaida in southeast Asian countries, and that the group was planning suicide attacks on government buildings and a foreign embassy.
 
     The interior minister denied that al-Qaida is active in Egypt, but said the three men were in contact with al-Qaida militants abroad.
 
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Location : Cairo
People : Dawood al-Assady
05/15/2013 5:52PM
Detained al-Qaida Linked Militants Planned Attack on U.S. Embassy
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