Two Egyptian soldiers killed in Israeli raid

Updated: 2011-08-19 09:55


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CAIRO - Two Egyptian soldiers were killed Thursday in an Israeli attack on borders between Egypt and Gaza, state media reported.

Two Egyptian soldiers killed in Israeli raid
Seven attackers and six Israelis were found dead in three separate attacks along the Egyptian borders with Israel when Israeli buses travelling from Beersheba to Eilat were attacked by gunmen.

Hours after the attacks, Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip, and killed two Egyptian soldiers when its plane chasing militants, according to official news agency MENA.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to respond to the attacks, vowing to act strongly and decisively against the terrorist activities from Gaza Strip.

Egypt denied any role in the attacks near Eilat.

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