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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.

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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.

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