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Egypt Says Sinai Bombers Received Support From Palestinians


Egypt says the Sinai Bedouins responsible for three terror attacks in southern Sinai beach resorts received training and financial support from Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Egypt's Interior Ministry, in a statement, said Tuesday at least two members of the radical Islamic Tawhid wal Jihad (Monotheism and Holy War) group, allegedly responsible for the bombings, entered the Gaza Strip and were trained there by Palestinian militants.

The statement named three Palestinians who allegedly provided support for the Egyptian terrorists, but it is not clear if the Palestinians are in Egyptian custody.

Egypt claims that its security forces killed the leader of Tawhid wal Jihad, Nasser Khamis al-Mallahi, in a shootout this month.

At least 20 people died in April in triple bombings in the coastal resort town of Dahab.

Egypt says Tawhid wal Jihad carried out that attack, as well as two earlier ones in southern Sinai.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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