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soldiers were killed by an Egyptian policeman on Saturday in a shooting attack on the Egyptian border, confirming the death of the “attacker” at a later time.

“The attacker is an Egyptian policeman,” the army said in a statement, noting that an investigation was underway with “full cooperation” with the Egyptian army

He added that an Egyptian attacker shot two soldiers “early in the morning … while they were guarding the Egyptian border,” which led to a chase that led to the death of a third soldier.

The army statement stated that the attacker was an Egyptian policeman who was shot dead by Zionist forces after he was found “inside Israeli territory.”

The army confirmed that “an investigation is being conducted in full cooperation with the Egyptian army.” A fourth soldier was slightly wounded and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The army initially declined to confirm the deaths of soldiers reported by the Hebrew media, while their families were being informed.

A later statement then said that “two soldiers, a man and a woman, were killed by live fire near the border.”

For its part, Cairo confirmed the killing of “a security element” following an exchange of fire on the border with the Zionist entity.

The army official said, “Saturday dawn, one of the security forces in charge of securing the international border line chased the drug smuggling agents, and during the chase, the security personnel breached the security barrier and exchanged fire, which led to the death of 3 Israeli security forces and the wounding of 2 others, in addition to The death of the Egyptian security personnel during the exchange of fire.

Hours before the shooting, an attempt to smuggle drugs at the border was thwarted, and contraband worth about 1.5 million shekels (about $400,000) was confiscated, according to a spokesman.

The border between Egypt and Israel witnessed repeated attempts to smuggle drugs, which led to clashes with live ammunition in recent years between smugglers and Zionist soldiers stationed along the border.

By Admin