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Divers Accused of Cutting Undersea Cable

Three divers have been arrested in Egypt accused of attempting to cut through an undersea internet cable.

The trio were spotted on a fishing boat near the port city of Alexandria, according to Egyptian authorities.

Online services in the country and surrounding nations were slowed down by the damaged cable, almost a week after a similar incident.

Military spokesman Col Ahmed Mohammed released a statement via Facebook, alleging that the three men were apprehended while cutting the cable of telecommunications firm Telecom Egypt.

They were detained for questioning but a motive has not yet been speculated upon by investigating officers.


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