, Egypt examine lethal border incident

11, Egypt examine lethal border incident

The probe was launched after three IDF troopers and an Egyptian safety officer have been killed on Saturday

Israeli Protection Minister Yoav Gallant spoke together with his Egyptian counterpart, Mohamed Ahmed Zaki, over the telephone on Saturday, discussing the firefight on the border earlier that day, which claimed the lives of three Israeli troopers and one Egyptian safety officer.

The protection chiefs agreed to take measures to “stop the recurrence of such incidents sooner or later,” in accordance with the assertion from the Egyptian Armed Forces. 

The Israel Protection Forces (IDF) mentioned that “an investigation is being carried out in full cooperation with the Egyptian military.”

Either side supplied completely different variations of the skirmish. The IDF initially reported that at round 2:30 am native time on Saturday its troopers busted a cross-border smuggling operation. The Israeli military later mentioned that two of its troopers, one in every of whom was a feminine sergeant, have been gunned down at a border outpost. It added {that a} third IDF service member was later killed by “an Egyptian policeman” who had crossed into Israeli territory. The intruder was killed within the ensuing firefight, and a fourth IDF soldier obtained mild accidents, the Israeli military mentioned.

The Egyptian Armed Forces mentioned in an announcement that the nation’s border safety personnel have been “chasing drug smuggling parts” when one in every of Egypt’s safety officers crossed the border and “exchanged hearth” with the Israelis. Cairo didn’t clarify how its official had entered Israeli territory. 

The Egyptian-Israeli border has remained comparatively calm because the nations signed a peace treaty in 1979. An IDF spokesperson was quoted by the media as saying that the final recognized incursion that led to casualties occurred round 10 years in the past.

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