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Egypt catches divers cutting Internet cable amid disruptions

(Reuters) – Egypt’s coastguard caught three divers cutting through an undersea Internet cable on Wednesday, the army said, the first suggestion criminals might be involved in days of severed connections and disruptions online.

A patrol stopped a fishing boat near the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria and arrested three divers, the army spokesman said on his official Facebook page.

He did not give details of the divers’ possible motive in severing the link he said belonged to Egypt Telecom, the country’s monopoly landline provider.

“The armed forces foiled an attempt and arrested three divers while they were cutting a submarine cable,” he said. More

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