Army spokesperson: Weapons cache seized on western border

Armed forces seized a shipment of arms on their way to being smuggled through Egypt's western military zone, military spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Ali said Thursday on his official Facebook page.

"Border guards at the western military zone, north of [the] Salloum land crossing, detected three medium-sized sacks including 10 automatic rifles," Ali wrote.

Prosecutors will investigate the incident and take necessary measures, he added.

"This comes amid intense efforts by border guards, to secure state borders…to abort plans and attempts that aim to destabilize society and harm national security."