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Egypt police foil ‘Mumbai-style’ terror plot

Last Updated: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 12:25

London: Egyptian authorities have reportedly foiled an al Qaeda plot to massacre holidaymakers in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Authorities claimed that they have arrested five jihadists, and collected pistols, rifles and rocket-propelled grenades for a Mumbai-style assault.

The arrests come after an appeal by al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri for jihadists worldwide to attack and kidnap Westerners in a new wave of violence.

According to the Daily Mirror, it is thought the slaughter of tourists in the Egyptian resort was to take place in the run-up to Christmas.

The attack could have been similar to the one in Mumbai in 2008 when rampaging terrorists killed 164 people, the report said.

According to the report, anti-terrorist police held the suspects near the border with Gaza on Friday as they took weapons to a safe house in Egypt.


First Published: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 12:25
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