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Pakistanis cleared of role in Sharm el-Sheikh attacks

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Pakistanis cleared of role in Sharm el-Sheikh attacks


It is the news Pakistan wanted to hear.

Speculation that some of its nationals may have been involved in the Sharm el-Sheikh bombings has now been dismissed by Egyptian authorities. Egypt’s ambassador to Pakistan, Hussein Haridy, said: “I got in touch with the Pakistani government late last night and I informed them officially that Cairo, the Egyptian government, denies the involvement of any Pakistani citizen in the Sharm el-Sheikh explosions.” Security sources have now named Egyptian Bedouin Youssef Badran as one of the prime suspects. Said to have links to Islamic militants, it is believed he may have been at the wheel of a vehicle that blew up in front of the Ghazala Gardens hotel. At least five groups have claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed at least 64 people at the weekend. Most victims were Egyptians but foreign tourists also died. Relatives of some of the 10 Britons still missing were travelling to Sharm el-Sheikh to follow the search.
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