Five Egyptians detained on charges of belonging to Al-Qaeda

The State Security Prosecution ordered on Thursday the detention of five Egyptians accused of forming a terrorist organization and belonging to Al-Qaeda.
The accused were deported from Madagascar by the French authorities for their involvement in an attack on French troops there, killing several French officers.
They were detained for 15 days pending investigation.
Initial investigation revealed that they had left Egypt in 2002 and 2004, joined Al-Qaeda, received military training in Afghanistan and moved to Madagascar to resist the French troops there.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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