The four cells of Islamists tried to stage attacks on the US and French embassies in Cairo and Israeli border forces,  as well as strategic sites in Egypt. The attacks were timed for the Eid festival which ended last Monday. A police raid on the home of one of the suspects discovered dozens of hand grenades, rockets, firearms and explosives. CIA director David Petraeus arrived in Cairo Wednesday to discuss the rising terrorist threat with Egyptian security officials. On Oct. 27, DEBKAfile ran an exclusive report on the high terror alert declared by Egyptian, US and Israeli counterterrorism agencies for a wave of Islamist terror on or around Eid al-Adhah.

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