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3 Israeli Soldiers Wounded by Egyptians

Three Israeli soldiers were wounded today when Egyptian forces opened fire with small arms and recoilless rifles south of the town of Suez, a military spokesman reported. An Israeli soldier was killed yesterday by an Egyptian sniper south of Nafisha village in the Ismailia region. Intermittent exchanges of artillery fire were reported on the Syrian front today. A military spokesman said there were no Israeli casualties and described as “fanciful” a Damascus claim that 20 Israelis were killed in the exchange. Shooting incidents were reported throughout yesterday along the Egyptian front despite heavy rains.