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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Sinai Bombing Update
Egypt now says two suicide bombers and a time bomb caused the three explosions that killed 22-30 people, injured 150, at two cafes and a supermarket of the Red Sea resort of Dahab in eastern Sinai Monday night,

The casualties appear to be European tourists on their Easter break and Egyptians. There are no immediate reports of Israeli casualties. Few remained in Sinai after the Passover holiday ended last week.

The blasts occurred a day after Osama bin Laden released a new audiotape threatening the "Crusader Zionists."
Ten days earlier, Jordanian intelligence warned the Palestinian leader Abu Mazen that al-Qaeda was holding a 10-man cell ready in N. Sinai or Gaza for a large-scale attack in Gaza. The cell was said to be under the orders of Abu Musab al Zarqawi in Iraq. The Egyptian authorities are now trying to find out if this is the same cell or that the Egyptian leader was fed a red herring.

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