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Egypt says it foils car bombing near Gaza border

EL-ARISH, Egypt — The Egyptian military said Monday it foiled an attempted car bombing that was probably targeting an abandoned church or a nearby military camp under construction along the Egypt-Gaza border.

Military spokesman Colonel Ahmed Mohammed Ali said in a statement that security forces learned that militants were preparing a car bomb late Sunday in a deserted part of the city of Rafah, which borders Gaza.

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