Egyptiske myndigheter opplyste lørdag at de har arrestert sju mennesker for terrorbomben i Kairos basar, som drepte en fransk tenåring i februar.
Men den interessante opplysningen er den om at gruppen pendlet frem og tilbake mellom Gaza og Egypt for å få opplæring. Ekstremister drar altså til Hamas-staten for å få opplæring i terror. Ikke rart Egypt ikke vil åpne grensen.
Seven people suspected of ties to an al-Qaida-linked cell have been arrested in connection with the bombing of a Cairo bazaar that killed a French teen, Egypt said Saturday.
The seven were members of a previously unknown group calling itself the Palestinian Islamic Army and had received training across the Egyptian border in Gaza, an unidentified security official said in a statement issued by the Interior Ministry.
The group, led by two wanted Egyptians, plotted further attacks at other tourist sites and oil installations in Egypt and in France, the statement said.
One of the seven arrested confessed that the cell was behind the bombing in February at Cairo’s Khan el-Khalili bazaar, said the statement.
The blast went off in the main square of the sprawling market, which was packed with tourists and Egyptians — including more than 40 high school students from suburban Paris.
The government said the bomb was placed under a stone bench at a cafe where the French students were sitting in the square, next to one of Cairo’s most revered shrines, the Hussein mosque. The blast killed a 17-year-old among the group of students.
Members of the cell would sneak into Gaza through tunnels beneath the border to receive training and instructions there on preparing explosives and booby traps, the statement said.
He said the group assembled weapons and explosives from munitions leftover from wars with Israel that they recovered from the Sinai desert.
7 arrested in connection with deadly Cairo blast