Israel troops foil militant infiltration attempt

Israel Materials 17 April 2008 16:28 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - Israel troops foiled an Palestinian attempt early Thursday afternoon to infiltrate the Kerem Séalom crossing point on the borders of Israel, Egypt and the Gaza Strip, Israel Radio reported.

Initial accounts said soldiers spotted three gunmen trying to enter the terminal. In the ensuing exchange of fire, one of the would-be infiltrators was killed, one was wounded and one fled.

Palestinian gunmen successfully infiltrated the Nahal Oz crossing point, in the northern Gaza Strip, last week, killing two civilians.