Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Egypt Beefs Up Security

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After two recent bombings in North African countries (Morocco, Algeria), Egypt fears it could the next country to be hit by a terrorist attack, and has moved to increase security in the country:

CAIRO: Egypt has beefed up security, especially in tourist areas, after Algeria and Morocco were rocked by a string of suicide bomb attacks, a security source said Sunday.

The source said that Interior Minister Habib Al-Adly had instructed his top aides on Saturday to "accurately carry out security plans" and to "secure tourist areas." "Intense security efforts are underway to abort any potential extremist hotbeds, and attempts by organizations to revive their activities," the source quoted the minister as saying.

"According to our security assessment, a wave of terrorist attacks is expected in the region, and our security measures are concentrating on this," Al-Adly said.

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