Israeli troops kill infiltrator from Egypt



Border policemen deployed near Israel’s southern border fired on a group sneaking in from the Egyptian Sinai.

One infiltrator was killed, another wounded and the rest escaped in the incident late Wednesday.

Egyptian officials described the group as drug smugglers rather than African migrants who frequently try to enter Israel on foot in search of work.

Israel, which also fears infiltration by Palestinian terrorists who reach Sinai from the Gaza Strip, has stepped up efforts recently to secure the Egyptian border.


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