Two African migrants shot dead at Egypt Sinai border

February 4, 2010 18:34


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Egyptian border police shot dead two African migrants trying to slip into Israel, security sources said, pushing the number of African migrants killed this week at the sensitive border to four, Reuters reported Thursday.

A 26-year-old Eritrean was shot dead on Thursday, while in a separate incident late on Wednesday a 27-year-old migrant of unknown nationality was killed, the sources said.

Another migrant, a 20-year-old from Eritrea, was critically injured by police during Wednesday's attempt to reach Israel.

At least 19 migrants, mostly unarmed Africans seeking work or asylum in Israel, were killed by Egyptian border guards last year, while five have died this year.

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