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Thursday, August 12, 2004

Explosives stolen from Egyptian warehouses

Middle East Newsline: CAIRO [MENL] -- A huge amount of explosives stolen from Egyptian warehouses could be headed to Palestinian insurgents in the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian security sources confirmed that a large amount of explosives was stolen from a warehouse of an oil company in the Western Desert near the Mediterranean coast. . . .

The sources said authorities were concerned that the explosives were stolen to fulfill an order by Islamic or Palestinian insurgents. They did not rule out that some of the explosives could be headed for the Gaza Strip.

IDF photo of Palestinian tunnel in Rafah, Gaza,
near the Egyptian border, used for smuggling in
weapons and explosives.