Egypt arrests Canadian student in connection to Sinai terror attack
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Egypt arrests Canadian student in connection to Sinai terror attack

David Edward entered the country hours before Sunday night’s incident, had ID papers belonging to somebody else

Egyptians stand outside a hospital in El-Arish, northern Sinai, following the terrorist attack on August 5, 2012  (photo credit: AP photo)
Egyptians stand outside a hospital in El-Arish, northern Sinai, following the terrorist attack on August 5, 2012 (photo credit: AP photo)

Egyptian authorities arrested a Canadian student on Wednesday, suspected of involvement in Sunday night’s terror attack that killed 16 Egyptian policemen near the Israel-Egypt-Gaza border, AFP reported.

Officials said that David Edward entered the country on Sunday, hours before the Sinai attack, and was in possession of another person’s Egyptian identity card when he was arrested. He reportedly took pictures of armored personnel vehicles (APVs).

The Canadian Embassy in Egypt refused to confirm or deny the report of Edward’s arrest.

Sunday night’s terror attack on Egyptian soil also penetrated Israel, when an APV commandeered by the terrorists broke through the border and sped towards Kibbutz Kerem Shalom. Israel used an air attack to destroy the APV.

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