March 18, 1993 |
Twelve people were killed Wednesday when about 350 police employing armored vehicles stormed two apartment buildings where Muslim militants fighting to turn Egypt into a purist Islamic state had barricaded themselves. Security sources in Asyut, 200 miles south of Cairo, said one of the dead was a 23-year-old militant believed to have led a campaign of attacks on foreigners that has ravaged Egypt's tourist industry.
March 11, 1993 |
Egyptian authorities, faced with a growing wave of Islamic fundamentalist violence, unleashed a major new crackdown against suspected extremists Wednesday that left 26 people dead and at least 40 others wounded.