Egyptian guards kill African trying to cross border into Israel

Egyptian guards kill Afr

November 14, 2009 16:04

An Egyptian security official on Saturday said border guards fatally shot an African man trying to illegally cross the border into Israel. Guards first fired a warning shot as the man tried to cross the barbed wire fence early Saturday. When he failed to stop, he was shot dead, the Egyptian official said. Two Ethiopians and an Eritrean were also injured in the incident and were arrested by Egyptian authorities. The nationality of the deceased could not be immediately verified, said the official, speaking Saturday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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