Egypt report: Israeli spy ring uncovered by Egyptian authorities
Authorities still searching for Egyptian and two Israelis suspected of helping gather information on the country's armed forces during the uprising that saw Mubarak's ouster, according to Al-Masry al-Youm.
Egyptian authorities have uncovered an espionage network working for Israel and are searching for an Egyptian and two Israelis believed to be involved in spying on the country's armed forces, local media reported on Wednesday.
Prosecutors interrogated a suspect involved in the network, who is now in police custody pending investigation, the daily Al-Masry al- Youm reported on its website.
Other local media reported that the alleged spy ring was gathering information about the Egyptian army, who has been in control of the country following Former President Hosni Mubarak's ouster earlier this year.
The group was allegedly spying on the armed forces during the uprising that led to Mubarak's toppling.
At the time, an Israeli Channel 10 correspondent was arrested by Egyptian intelligence as he photographed armed forces in Cairo. He was forced to return to Israel, as were three other journalists said to be of Israel's Channel 2.
Images of the trio had been broadcast prominently on Egyptian state television, with police officers holding up their passports to the cameras.
Late last year, an Egyptian had been charged with spying for Israel. According to state media, Tareq Abdelrazeq had told authorities after his arrest that he collaborated on providing information to Israel's intelligence agency, Mossad.