Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt Arrests 12, Including American, for Sinai Attack

Security forces in North Sinai have arrested 12 people, including one American, who are suspected of being involved in an explosion that took place near al-Sheikh Zuwaid police station on Tuesday.

A vehicle exploded near the police station during a shooting between security forces and assailants late on Tuesday.

A security source told the state news agency that the arrested suspects included one American who carried a map of key locations in the area.

Another source told Aswat Masriya that the arrested American, 55, is a former U.S. soldier.

The necessary legal procedures are currently begin taken with the suspects and a prosecutor has begun investigations with them.

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