Egyptian policeman shot dead by smugglers on Israeli border
Illegal immigrants shot an Egyptian policeman dead on Thursday at the border between Egypt and Israel, security sources said, Xinhua reported.
Tareq Ramadan, 22, was killed in the south of the Rafah borders by a group of masked smugglers who drove in a truck attempting to infiltrate into Israel. The immigrants started shooting Ramadan, when he tried to prevent them from approaching the border, the sources said.
His body was transferred to Rafah Central Hospital while the smugglers escaped on foot. Investigations in surrounding areas are taking place. According to Egyptian media reports, some 20,000 African migrants have entered Israel illegally via Sinai since 2007.