Suicide bomber kills, injures Egyptian forces near border

Explosion caused on Egyptian side of border near Philadelphi Route crossing; security officials say bomber member of PRC.

August 19, 2011 09:45
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Gaza Tunnel Destroyed 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

A number of Egyptian soldiers were killed and injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up on the Egyptian side of the border with Israel on Friday morning near the Philadelphi Route crossing.

Security officials said that the suicide bomber was thought to belong to the Popular Resistance Committees, the organization who orchestrated the terror attacks near Eilat on Thursday that left eight people dead.

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On Thursday, two Egyptian security personnel were killed during an IDF raid on terrorists along the Egyptian Israeli border, an Egyptian army official told Reuters.

The army official said the men from the Central Security force were killed as the IDF chased terrorists along the border of Egypt's Red Sea resort of Taba in South Sinai and Eilat.

"An IDF plane had been chasing militant infiltrators along the border between Taba and Eliat and one Egyptian Central Security officer and a Central Security man were caught in the line of fire," the army official said.

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