Two suspects allegedly involved in an assault on the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) camp in Sinai were detained on Monday, according to state-owned MENA. Joint forces of the police and army reportedly conducted the campaign early Monday morning and arrested two unnamed suspects, a father and son.
The two suspects allegedly confessed to playing a role in the attack on the MFO camp, which is south of Sheikh Zuwayyid in northern Sinai. Security forces said they found books with “radical ideas,” a laptop, wireless device, and license plates for stolen cars in the two men’s possession.
MENA also reported that early investigations into the Friday attack on the MFO outpost indicate over 100 people took part in the attack. Militants stormed the headquarters and set fire to vehicles and buildings. Four MFO soldiers defending the complex were wounded in the attack.
The MFO consists of 12 countries and more than 1,600 personnel responsible for maintaining the 1979 peace agreement between Egypt and Israel.
Last Friday crowds protested the MFO in response to a video insulting the Prophet Muhammad that elicited anger across the Muslim world. The camp, which is located near the border with Gaza, stated on Sunday that the clashes did not result in any fatalities.