Deadly Attack on Israel-Egypt Border
An Israeli civilian and three militants have been killed during an attack near the southern border with Egypt, Israeli military officials have said.
They said gunmen had attacked a convoy of construction workers building a security fence along the vast border.
Two workers were injured and one later died of his wounds, Israeli media said.
Israel’s Defence Minister Ehud Barak said it was a “disturbing deterioration”.
The gunmen appeared to have crossed from Egypt’s turbulent Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel.
The attack took place about 18 miles (30km) from the Gaza Strip, near the border villages of Kadesh Barnea, Nitzana and Beer Milcha, AFP reports.
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