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September 6, 2012 9:42 am

Egypt Claims Identification of Suspects in Deadly Border Attack

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Egyptian Army personnel. Photo: www.news.egypt.com.

JPost/Reuters – Egypt has identified seven suspects, including one Egyptian, in the killing of 16 border guards last month that triggered the biggest security sweep along its frontier with Israel in decades, the interior minister said.

The attack on Aug. 5, the worst since Egypt’s 1973 war with its Jewish neighbor, underlined how lax policing in the region has emboldened Islamist militants to step up attacks on Egyptian security forces and the Israeli border.

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