Police arrest four over train robbery

Police in Upper Egypt have arrested four men they suspect robbed passengers on a train in Qena Tuesday.

Officials say masked men attacked the train and threatened passengers with bladed weapons before getting away.

The four are being detained pending an investigation.

According to the Public Prosecution, the men confessed to the crime under interrogation and are set to be charged with armed robbery.

Major General Salah Mazeed, Qena's security chief, was notified of the robbery and ordered police to the scene.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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