Three Israeli Soldiers Killed by Egyptian Police Officer Near Border
The event occurred on the Israeli side of the frontier
Three Israeli soldiers were killed in a rare burst of violence along Israel’s border with Egypt on Saturday, Israeli officials said.
Egypt and Israel both identified the suspected gunman as a member of the Egyptian security forces, though they gave differing accounts of what Egyptian authorities called an “accident” and Israeli authorities described as a “serious attack.”
Two of the soldiers were found dead at a remote guard post early Saturday, officials said, just hours after Israeli forces had thwarted a drug-smuggling attempt in the area, a rugged and unpopulated stretch of the Negev desert. After an extensive search, the suspected gunman was killed in a firefight, along with a third Israeli soldier.
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