Two Israeli soldiers wounded in attack along Egypt border

An Israeli military force came under fire along the Egyptian border on Wednesday, the Israeli army said

Two Israeli soldiers wounded in attack along Egypt border

World Bulletin/News Desk

Attackers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula opened fire on Israeli troops across the border on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers, the Israeli military said.

"Shots have been fired at [Israeli Defense Forces] IDF on the border with Egypt," spokesman Peter Lerner tweeted.

The attackers fired guns and an anti-tank missile at the Israelis, the military said in a statement.

"Two soldiers were injured by fire directed at them from Egypt," it added, without naming the attackers.

The report did not provide details on the attackers' identities or the seriousness of the injuries sustained by the soldiers.

Egyptian security sources said Egyptian forces later clashed with several gunmen who had likely attacked the Israeli border patrol. No casualties were reported in the confrontation, and there was no immediate comment from the Egyptian military.

The Israeli Yedioth Ahronot daily said the Israeli army has dispatched more troops to the area.

Israel erected a 250 km (160 mile) long barrier from the Red Sea port of Eilat to the Palestinian Gaza Strip on the Mediterranean. It was completed in 2012.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ekim 2014, 16:27

Muhammed Öylek