Egyptian guards kill Sudanese man trying to cross into Israel

Egyptian border guards shot and killed a Sudanese man Monday and arrested eight other foreigners trying to cross illegally into Israel, security and hospital officials said. The detainees included four Chinese women, two Eritrean women and a man and woman from Nepal, an Egyptian security official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to media. The group had paid hundreds of dollars to human traffickers to help them cross Egypt's border into Israel, the official said. They were caught about 18 kilometers south of Rafah, the main crossing point on the Egypt-Gaza border, he said. Egyptian guards, firing shots into the air, chased the migrants along the border before they surrendered, the official said. The Sudanese man, Armenary Sinat, broke away from the pack and ran toward the border's barbed wire fence, when the Egyptian guards opened fire and killed him, the security official said.