Israeli killed by gunmen in ambush at Egyptian border (TIMES OF ISRAEL) By RON FRIEDMAN 06/18/12)
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Three terrorists killed; southern towns placed on high alert; army
looking for more infiltrators
Terrorists detonated a roadside bomb and fired anti-tank rockets at
two Israeli vehicles on the Israel-Egypt border Monday morning,
followed by semi-automatic fire, killing an Israeli civilian and
wounding two others.
Soldiers from the Golani Brigade conducted a fire fight with the
terrorists, and killed three of them.
The targeted vehicles were transporting workers building the new
Additional forces were called in to conduct searches for further
Residents of Kadesh Barnea and other towns in the region were placed
on high alert and instructed to remain in their homes. School buses
were instructed to return to their points of origin.
Roads in the surrounding area and along the Egyptian border were
closed to civilian traffic, including route 12 that was only recently
IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai told Israel Radio there was
no conclusive proof the attack was related to the launching of
rockets from Sinai over the weekend, but said the army had yet to
rule out that option. (© 2012 THE TIMES OF ISRAEL 06/18/12)
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