Egypt says it discovered and destroyed 6 Gaza smuggling tunnels

Six underground tunnels used to smuggle weapons and contraband between Egypt and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip were detected and destroyed, Egyptian authorities said on Saturday. The tunnels, which run under the border, were discovered during a search that began Thursday in and around the frontier town of Rafah. According to a security official, the tunnels were in both agricultural and residential areas. Recent reports have confirmed that dozens of passageways have resumed operations after the re-closing of the Rafah crossing, following January's Hamas-engineered border breach.