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Africa North
Egypt: Explosives smuggling attempt thwarted
[Ynet] Egyptian security forces in Suez have thwarted for the second time within 48 hours an explosives smuggling attempt.

As in the previous case, the forces found the explosives in a truck headed to the Sinai Peninsula.
Posted by:trailing wife

#2  A new Somalia? But we've hardly worn the shine off the old one!

I suspect the Egyptians are cracking down here because they fear being on the wrong side of the blast wave, not out of any sense of concern for their neighbors.
Posted by: SteveS   2013-02-18 21:43  

#1  Seems that smuggling has increased since Egypt booted Mubarek. The Sinai, outlaw territory, has been called "the new Somali." Bedouins and militants smuggling arms and explosives through tunnels and via trucks to the Palestinian territories and Lebanon?
Posted by: JohnQC   2013-02-18 07:55