Egypt’s interior minister said on Saturday that police arrested members of an Al-Qaeda-linked cell that was plotting suicide bombings against a Western embassy as well as other targets, Egyptian Interior Mohammed Ibrahim said at a news conference.
According to Ibrahim, police “have delivered a successful blow against a terror cell plotting suicide bomb attacks,” including a plot to attack a Western embassy which was in its final stages. But he did not identify the embassy.
Ibrahim named three people arrested by police and said they were captured with 10 kilos of chemicals that could be used to make explosives and a computer containing instructions on bomb-making.
The arrested terrorists had been in touch with an Al-Qaeda leader outside the country, Ibrahim said, and had received training in Pakistan and Iran.