Internet service returns to Egypt after cable fire: official

CAIRO Tue Jun 3, 2014 10:38am EDT

People walk past an Internet cafe in Cairo December 20, 2008. REUTERS/Amr Dalsh

People walk past an Internet cafe in Cairo December 20, 2008.

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Full internet service returned to Egypt on Tuesday after a fire at a telecommunications cable caused disruptions throughout parts of the country, said the head of Egypt's Telecommunication's Regulatory Authority.

"Internet service has returned by 100 percent," Hesham El-Alaili, told Reuters.

(Reporting by Ehab Farouk and Asma Alsharif)

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