Egyptian guards kill 1 Nigerian, injure 4 Sudanese near Israel border

Egyptian police have shot and killed a Nigerian man who was trying to cross illegally into Israel, Egyptian security and medical officials said Tuesday. The security official said the guards also shot three Sudanese men and one woman who were also trying to sneak into Israel on Tuesday, but they were not killed. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. Imad Kharboush of El-Arish Hospital said the four Sudanese suffered bullet wounds, and one additional Sudanese woman who was also arrested had superficial scratches. The security official said the five Sudanese were trying to cross into Israel south of the Rafah crossing, while the Nigerian was attempting to sneak into the Jewish state even further south. All were seeking jobs in Israel.