Egypt arrests suspect believed linked to Eilat attack

14.11.2011                      17.Cheschwan. 5772

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Egypt arrests suspect believed linked to Eilat attack

Authorities see Mohammed al-Teehi of the armed Islamist group Al-Takfir Wa Al-Hijra as the mastermind behind gas pipeline attacks in Sinai.

Egyptian authorities arrested a top member of an Islamist terror group suspected of involvement in pipeline bombings that have disrupted gas supplies to Israel and Jordan, Egyptian state media reported on Sunday.
The Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported that the detainee, Mohammed al-Teehi, was also being investigated for an August terror attack in southern Israel that killed eight people.
Teehi, of the armed Islamist group Al-Takfir Wa Al-Hijra (Excommunication and Exodus), was arrested in the northern coastal city of El-Arish, Egypt's news agency MENA reported….