5 Sudanese migrants killed by Egyptian border guards at Israeli border

Ahram Online , Monday 23 Nov 2015

The Egyptian army spokesman said that the migrants had fired shots at border guards, injuring one

Egyptian border guards killed five Sudanese migrants attempting to cross into Israel through the Egyptian Sinai border, according to military spokesperson Mohamed Samir.

Six other migrants were injured and five were detained, Samir said, adding that all those involved held Sudanese citizenship.

Samir said that the border-jumpers ignored warning shots and fired back at border guards, one of whom was injured.

The spokesman added that the injured were taken to nearby hospitals and the detained have been referred to the appropriate investigative authorities.

Sinai is a major route for African migrants trying to reach Israel.

In mid November, 15 African migrants were found shot dead in Egypt's North Sinai governorate near the Israeli border. The circumstances of their deaths have not been determined.

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