Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
THURSDAY, 24 APR 2014
01:52 AM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
22 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Middle East
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Egypt militant group claims killing police officer
Associated Press
An armoured Israeli military vehicle patrols near a barrier along Israel's border with Egypt's Sinai desert, near the Nitzana crossing January 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Amir Cohen
An armoured Israeli military vehicle patrols near a barrier along Israel's border with Egypt's Sinai desert, near the Nitzana crossing January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
A+ A-

CAIRO: An Al-Qaeda-inspired militant group in Egypt says it was behind this week's assassination of a senior police officer in Cairo and a pipeline explosion in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.

In two separate statements posted late Thursday, the group says it assassinated Maj. Gen. Mohammed el-Said to punish Egypt's military leaders.

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, or Champions of Jerusalem, also says it hit the pipeline Monday night south of the Sinai city of el-Arish as part of its war against the "Egyptian regime's economy."

The authenticity of the statements could not be independently verified but they were posted on websites commonly used by militants.

Egypt is facing a wave of bombings and shooting attacks by Islamic militants based in Sinai. The government has blamed the Muslim Brotherhood, saying it orchestrated the attacks.

 
Home Middle East
 
     
 
Egypt
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Story Summary
An Al-Qaeda-inspired militant group in Egypt says it was behind this week's assassination of a senior police officer in Cairo and a pipeline explosion in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.

Gen. Mohammed el-Said to punish Egypt's military leaders.
Related Articles
 
 
Egypt arrests alleged "terrorist" who fought in Syria
 
 
Egypt jihadists threaten Sinai security wall attacks
 
 
Bomb explodes in busy square in Egypt, wounding 1
 
 
Egypt police officer killed in new Cairo bomb blast
 
 
Cairo triple-bombing kills police general
Show More
Entities
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Israel shows Zionism’s true colors
Michael Young
Michael Young
For Christians, blessed are the dividers
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
An Iran deal is close, but we’re not there yet
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS