Egyptian border guards arrest 6 Africans trying to cross into Israel

April 17, 2008 01:05

Egyptian border guards on Wednesday night arrested six African migrants trying to cross illegally into Israel. An Egyptian security official said that two men, three woman and a child from Eritrea and Ethiopia were caught around eight kilometers south of Rafah, the main Egypt-Gaza crossing. The official said the migrants allegedly paid $500 to human traffickers for shelter in the Egyptian desert and a ride to the Israeli border. Guards shot at the migrants to stop them but reportedly none were hurt.

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