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Culprit behind Ismailia bombing arrested: Police

Egyptian police arrested a member of jihadist group Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Feb 2014

Egyptian police stated on Tuesday that they have arrested the perpetrator of a bomb attack carried out in October in the city of Ismailia, Al-Ahram Arabic reported.

While the culprit was detained on suspicion of committing a different crime, police said investigations revealed he was a member of Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis – the militant Islamist group who claim responsibility for the attack – and that he carried out the October bombing.

A military intelligence building was targeted by the car bomb, but there were no fatalities. Six army personnel were injured.

Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis has claimed a number of other attacks against police and army facilities and personnel in recent months, including a bombing in Mansoura in December that killed 16 people.

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