Man wounded as Egyptian guards fire at Sudanese crossing into Israel

Egyptian border guards opened fire Monday and wounded a Sudanese man who was part of a group of five men trying to illegally cross into Israel just south of the Rafah border crossing point, a security official said. The four other Sudanese managed to get into Israel, the official said, speaking on customary condition of anonymity as he was not allowed to talk to the media. Monday's shooting is the latest in a series of similar cross-border incidents. The security official said the Sudanese group ignored warning shots initially fired into the air and managed to cut through the barbed wire south of Rafah.