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Egypt Jihadi group says responsible for attack

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour center other officials visit Tomb Unknown Soldier President Anwar Sadat's memorial. | AP Photo

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour, center, and other officials visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and President Anwar Sadat's memorial. | AP Photo

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CAIRO — A self-described Jihadi group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a satellite communications center south of the Egyptian capital.

In video posted Tuesday, the Furqan Brigades described the Monday attack as part of an ongoing war between “Sunni Muslims and infidels who intended to uproot Islam from the land of Egypt.” It called for attacks on the military, describing them as “infidels” unworthy of mercy.

The video showed masked gunmen readying weapons in the dark, followed by several flashes, which the group said were from a rocket-propelled grenade they fired. The attack left a hole in one dish but communications were undisrupted.

The Furqan Brigades was unknown until months ago when it claimed responsibility for two attacks including one targeting the Suez Canal, which authorities said they foiled.



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