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Two Egyptians Killed, Three Wounded in Clash with Israel Border Patrol

Two Egyptian infiltrators were killed and three wounded and captured in a clash with an Israel Army patrol near the Egyptian border, an Army spokesman reported today.

He said the patrol spotted the five infiltrators, who were reported to be bearing typical fedayeen (commando) arms and wearing Egyptian army scouts footwear, this afternoon near a settlement in southern Israel. When the infiltrators were challenged, they opened fire on the patrol which returned the fire. The Israel patrol did not suffer any casualties.