Egypt Militants Post Beheading Video

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CAIRO (AP) - An al-Qaida-inspired militant group in Egypt has posted an online video showing the beheading of four men in the Sinai Peninsula accused of spying for Israel, whose bodies were found earlier this month.

The Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, whose name means Champions of Jerusalem in Arabic, posted a 30-minute video showing detailed confessions of the four men. The men are then blindfolded and beheaded by masked militants.

An Egyptian security official confirmed the authenticity of the video. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the press.

The group has in the past claimed responsibility for a string of suicide bombings targeting mainly Egyptian security forces, presenting the attacks as revenge for a government crackdown on Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

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