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Triple attacks in Egypt following day of clashes
Three attacks strike Egypt Monday morning following fresh political violence on Sunday
Ahram Online, Monday 7 Oct 2013
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An army check point in North Sinai's Al-Arish city mid-July 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

Three attacks hit Egypt Monday morning in Cairo, Ismailia and South Sinai.

Six Egyptian army personnel -- one officer and five soldiers -- were killed Monday morning in an attack by gunmen on an army patrol near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, security officials said.

Shortly afterwards in the southern Sinai town of Al-Tor, two were killed and 48 injured in a massive car bomb explosion targeting security headquarters.

Meanwhile in southern Cairo's upscale district of Maadi, armed assailants attacked with RPGs an uplink telecom facility used to air channels on Egypt's Nilesat satellite, reported pan-Arab news channel Sky News Arabia.

The attack reportedly caused limited damage to some of the satellite dishes at the site. No casualties resulting from the attack have been reported so far.

The country witnessed a fresh episode of political violence on Sunday as 53 were killed in clashes between protesters supporting ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces in Cairo and a number of other governorates.

Protesters in Cairo had attempted to converge on the heavily-barricaded Tahrir Square, where celebrations were being held in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the 6 October War with Israel.

Later in the evening, Army Commander General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi – who announced Morsi's removal in July following mass protests against his rule – vowed in a live speech later on Sunday evening to continue fulfilling "the people's mandate to confront terrorism."

Following Morsi's ouster, security forces intensified their crackdown on his supporters. Hundreds of protesters were killed in August in the forcible dispersal of two pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo.

On the other hand, several police stations across the country were attacked and militant activity increased in the restive Sinai Peninsula. Attacks have recently also begun to target the vicinity of the Suez Canal.
 





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Allen
07-10-2013 11:17pm
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Take the extreemists out of the equation
Normal civilized life will set in, once the brotherhood is eliminated for good. Go Sisi
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Tammy
08-10-2013 02:52am
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@Allen, finally some sense & intelligence
@Allen..finally some sense & intelligence in a comment. You and Farid are absolutely correct with your comments. I did send a comment earlier but apparently whoever was censoring comments at that time was an mb supporter because nothing said against them in a comment was published, only the army, transitional gov't bashing comments were published. So now we will see if this makes it on here or not.. If you eliminate the mb & the rest of the extremists from the equation Egypt would be a beautiful country once more instead of being torn apart by a group of terroristic thugs who refuse to accept responsibility for their actions & what those actions cause & instead insist on blaming everyone else.
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Nour
07-10-2013 07:58pm
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Criminal media must be destroyed
The pornographic and criminal Egyptian media that incites against Islam must understand that it lives on borrowed time. They should understand the message.
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Hasan Dohan
07-10-2013 07:24pm
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Egypt is in civil war
a criminal army that murders its own citizen should be destroyed. Egypt needs a Free Egypt Army, an army that protect its people, not murders them.
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abdulrahman
07-10-2013 06:34pm
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Cowards
The generals who ordered the mass massacre of Egyptian protesters at Rabiaa Mosque and elsewhere including the 53 killed yesterday, are heinous cowards. Those few thousands killed are sons and daughters of Egypt. The revolution spearheaded by the MB must be sustained to ensure legitimacy prevail. Then democratic forces should get together to defeat the MB in the free and fair elections. After that Egypt must be cleansed of the evil elites who only have on their own interests at heart and not Egypt and her people.
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Irma Sicintatea
07-10-2013 02:14pm
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Start of Egypt Civil War???
El sisi....you're starting Egypt Civil War !!!
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Farid
07-10-2013 12:22pm
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Cowards !!!
Attack on soldier is an attack on the country itself. Each soldier is a son of Egypt, and his blood is blood of the Nation...
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Hasan
07-10-2013 08:00pm
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Criminals par excellance.
No Farid: soldiers who murder Egyptian children and school boys and girls are not innocent. They are criminals par exceelence.

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