Divers Accused of Cutting Undersea Cable

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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