Austrian, German held in Egypt in weapons probe

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Egyptian authorities are detaining a German citizen and an Austrian man as they investigate allegations that they smuggled weapons into the country, a judicial source said on Monday.

The pair, along with an Egyptian who is also behind bars, are believed to have illegally imported weapons, including ammunition and telescopes, in a bid to undermine national security, the source said.

Cairo's general prosecutor ordered the three to be held in custody while the investigation is under way, the source added.

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