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‘Egypt captures arms sent from Israel’


Egypt’s navy has captured a ship carrying more than a 100 crates of weapons and ammunition, which had wandered into the country’s territorial waters after departing from Israel, says one report.

The capture took place on Thursday after the vessel, which was heading from the Israeli port of Eilat to Togo, strayed into Egypt’s waters, AFP reported.

The report, however, said the ship was sailing under the flag of an African country.

The vessel was carrying 105 crates of unspecified weapons and ammunition as well as a crew of 14, who were detained by the Egyptian navy.

Security officials had said the vessel would be held while authorities investigate whether it was carrying smuggled weapons.

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