Israeli Troops Come under Fire on Egyptian Border, 2 Injured

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Gunmen opened fire Wednesday on Israeli troops patrolling the border with Egypt, wounding two soldiers, the military said.

Israeli Troops Come under Fire on Egyptian Border, 2 Injured

An Israeli military spokesperson said the fire came from inside Egypt's Sinai.

Initial reports suggested that the shooting occurred near Shivta in Negev Desert, when an Israeli patrol came under gunfire from Sinai. An anti-tank missile was also reportedly fired in the attack.

Israel said a number of attackers were killed and injured in the exchange, Xinhua reported.

Security forces were scrambled to the scene to pursue the assailants, who reportedly fired on the Israelis from several directions, reports said.

 

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