‘Terrorist’ attack on Suez Canal ship fails

September 1, 2013 | By | Reply More

Sep 01, – Admiral Mohab Mamish confirmed that “a terrorist” had launched the attack against a Panamanian-flagged ship, adding in a statement that “the attempt failed completely and there was no damage to the ship or the containers it carried”.

hromedia 'Terrorist' attack on Suez Canal ship fails arab uprising2The statement gave no details of the nature of the attempt at 1230 GMT Saturday, but sources said they heard loud explosions from the container ship which had been passing through the canal.

The Egyptian army gave the order for heightened security measures at the strategic sea route.

The Suez Canal dealt with a normal volume of 45 boats on Saturday with another 55 expected to pass through on Sunday.

The army recently launched a major operation in the North Sinai peninsula, around the canal, where several Islamist extremist groups operate.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat contributed to this report.

Sep 01, – A container ship in the Suez Canal was the target of a failed “terrorist” attack on Saturday aimed at disrupting traffic through the key waterway, the head of the Suez Canal Authority said.

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