Egyptian police arrest two Palestinian officers near Suez Canal

07:49, July 13, 2010      

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Egyptian police arrested two Palestinian officers who were attempting to travel to Cairo from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, an Egyptian security source told Xinhua on Monday.

The two officers, Rafeq Ahmed, 42, and Khaled Nayef, 28, were arrested while they were driving a small truck to Cairo at the Suez Canal, the source added.

An investigation has been launched into their motives.

Some officers which belonged to the Fatah party escaped to Sinai and lived in al-Arish City in northern Sinai after Hamas controlled the Gaza Strip.

Source: Xinhua

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