Army spokesperson: Airplanes broke sound barrier during tests

Loud blast sounds heard early Monday in Cairo, Beni Suef, Damietta and Alexandria were caused by military airplanes that broke the sound barrier during a military test, army spokesperson Colonel Ali Ahmed Ali said.

The loud noises caused many citizens to panic.

Ali said on his Facebook page that the aircraft were testing alert systems for the Air Defense and Air Force military units, and asked citizens not to be concerned with the sounds.

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