Egypt: Israel shoots "Egyptian smuggler, injures three" near border
Israeli soldiers have shot dead one Egyptian and injured three other suspected drug-smugglers as they attempted to illegally cross the border into Israel Saturday, an Egyptian security source said, DPA reported.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Israel informed the Egyptian authorities and the injured were transferred to a hospital in Israel.
Bedouins in the Sinai peninsula told the German Press Agency dpa that they had seen Israeli soldiers opening fire on the men when they went close to the border.
Earlier this month, Israeli troops killed an Egyptian man near the border, who was also reported to have been a smuggler.
Smugglers as well as migrants regularly try to cross Egypt's difficult-to-police border into Israel.