Egyptian security forces foil terrorist attack on Coptic Christmas celebrations

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Egyptian security forces on Wednesday arrested seven members of a terrorist cell led by a 50-year-old deputy headmaster of a secondary school in the Minya governorate, who is accused of plotting violent acts during the Coptic Christmas celebrations.

The Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that security officials confirmed that seven individuals were caught in possession of Molotov cocktails, pictures of the ousted Egyptian president, and circuitry connected to mobile phones to detonate bombs from a distance, as part of a plan to disrupt the Christmas celebrations.

Emirates News Agency