15 Africans shot dead near Egypt-Israeli border

15 Africans shot dead near Egypt-Israeli border

Sunday, November 15, 2015 11:28 am

Israeli-Egypt border post at Nitzana

Israeli-Egypt border post at Nitzana

Egyptian police found the bodies of 15 African migrants on Sunday who appeared to have been shot dead in the turbulent area of northern Sinai near the border with Israel, security sources said.

They said another eight migrants had been wounded in the attack.

Ambulances rushed to the scene south of the town of Rafah on the border between Egypt and the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

It was not clear who had attacked the migrants or which countries they originated from.

On 6 November, Egyptian security forces shot at another  group of asylum seekers , killing one and wounding five, two of them seriously.

The group of 30 asylum seekers, mostly from Sudan, were trying to cross the border into Israel south of Ktzi’ot when they were fired upon by Egyptian forces.

The asylum seekers managed to cross the border and the wounded were air-lifted to the Soroka Medical Center, Be’er Sheva


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