Friday, August 19, 2011

Israel Plane Kills Three Egyptian Police Near Border

Three Egyptian policemen were killed on Thursday when an Israeli plane fired a rocket near the border at militants it was tracking after deadly attacks, security officials said.

The officer and two conscripts died when an Israel gunship fired a rocket at militants it was pursuing after earlier attacks in Israel that killed seven people. Two policemen were wounded in the air raid, the officials said.

The official MENA news agency quoted a military official as saying that two policemen were killed when the Israeli aircraft opened fire near the Rafah border town with the Palestinian Gaza Strip.