Egypt Independent

Masked men claim responsibility for attack on Damietta naval forces



A number of unidentified masked youth claimed responsibility for an attack on naval forces in Damietta on Wednesday in a video that has been circulating on Facebook and Twitter since Friday morning.

In the three-minute video, the youth said that they are Egyptians and decided to attack naval forces in Damiettta to free detainees.

According to the video, the attackers kidnapped an army unit to negotiate for the release of detainees in Egyptian prisons.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm