Egyptian police on Tuesday fatally shot a Sudanese woman and arrested a second one who was with an infant as they tried to cross into Israel, a security official said.
The shooting took place a few kilometers (miles) south of the Rafah border crossing point when the slain Sudanese women from the wartorn Darfur refused to surrender to police, the official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't allowed to talk to the media.
Imad Kharboush, head of el-Arish emergency unit said the unidentified slain woman was shot three times, including once in the head.
The police failed to capture the traffickers, whom the women paid about US$500 each for shelter and passage from Cairo across Egypt's Sinai Peninsula to the Israeli border, the security official said.