Video: Egypt militant group claims attack on communication center

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A militant jihadist group posted Tuesday a video on the internet in which it claimed responsibility for an attack on a satellite communications center south of Cairo.

The Furqan Brigades described the attack as part of an ongoing war between “Sunni Muslims and infidels who intended to uproot Islam from the land of Egypt.”

The group called for attacks on armed forces after 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.

This is not the first time that the group has claimed responsibility for an attack.

Two months ago, the group said it was behind two attacks including one targeting the Suez Canal, which authorities said they foiled.

Islamists in Egypt are calling for the re-installment of the Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammad Mursi, who was deposed by military-backed mass protests.

On Monday there was a string of attacks targeted Egyptian security forces nationwide, including a suicide bomber that killed three soldiers in Sinai Peninsula.

A day earlier, at least 35 supporters of deposed Islamist President Mursi were killed in protests against the army.

(With the Associated Press)

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