Explosions heard in Eilat from fighting in northern Sinai
Eilat woke up Saturday morning to the sound of explosions. Israel and Egypt have both imposed a strict blackout on the fighting which broke out Friday night in northern Sinai when armed Salafists attacked three Egyptian military facilities at Rafah and Sheikh Zweid. The Egyptian army deployed Apache gun ships against the assailants after three armored vehicles were attacked. Some sources report three fatalities in the battle; other say the casualty toll is much higher.