An Egyptian soldier guards a checkpoint at Rafah city, some 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Egypt raises state of emergency in Sinai: MENA
Posted : Saturday, 09 March 2013 07:13AM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Interior Ministry raised a state of emergency in the Sinai peninsula on Saturday, saying it had intelligence that jihadists might attack police there, state news agency MENA reported.
"The Minister of Interior has raised the level of emergency in North and South Sinai after receiving information that jihadist groups intend to attack police buildings there," Interior Ministry official General Osama Ismail said, according to MENA.
(Reporting by Marwa Awad, Writing by Sylvia Westall, Editing by David Stamp)
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