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  Tevet 25, 5773 , 07/01/13

Egypt Says it Foiled Sinai Church Bombing

Egypt announced Monday that it had foiled an attack at a Coptic church in the Rafiach area of northern Sinai. A report on the BBC's Arabic news site said that the attack had been planned for the weekend, celebrated as a holiday in the Coptic church.

According to Egyptian authorities, police discovered a car bomb parked near the church, which was empty at the time. Inside the car were also weapons. A second car, which witnesses said held a number of individuals wearing black masks, was seen leaving the scene as the car bomb was discovered.

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