Two Israel soldiers shot dead on Egyptian border

Two soldiers, a male and a female, were killed in a shooting attack Saturday morning at the Egyptian border near Mount Sagi in the Negev. In a subsequent exchange of fire, “a gunman” was killed, according the IDF spokesman, who was sparing with details pending an investigation of what he called “a security incident.”  In a second coomunique Saturday afternoon, the IDF said: “During an encounter with a terrorist in Israeli territory, a short while ago, an exchange of fire developed. Troops and commanders engaged [the suspect] and shot and killed him.”

The identify of the suspect was not revealed; nor the source of the initial, deadly, exchange of fire – whether from the Egyptian or Israeli side of the border.

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