Heavy troop deployment near Egypt-Israel borders

Large numbers of security forces are heading to Egypt-Israel border area in an attempt to stave off any further Bedouin strife, an Egyptian security official said on Wednesday. Dozens of armored vehicles have already arrived at the border following violent clashes between angry Beduins and police that led to killing of three Beduins and injury of at least five policemen. The security official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.