Egyptian military arrests Italian national


Egyptian soldiers detained an Italian national for taking pictures of a military building in Cairo, the state’s news agency MENA said.

“(The Italian national) was transferred to specialised units for investigation,” the agency said, but did not give details.

Under Egyptian law, it is forbidden for any one to take pictures of some state buildings, including military facilities or buildings belonging to the army and police, Reuters reports.

Officials in the Italian embassy in Cairo were not immediately available for comment.

Earlier this week, four U.S. nationals and an Egyptian translator were detained after taking pictures in the Suez Canal area .

An Egyptian military source said the four were still in custody of the military intelligence.