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Israel stops infiltration from Egypt, 1 killed

JERUSALEM (AP) – The Israeli military says soldiers have stopped an infiltration attempt along the Israel-Egypt border. One infiltrator was killed and three wounded.

A military statement said the incident occurred late Thursday.

It said soldiers saw the infiltrators and ordered them to stop. When they ignored the order, the soldiers opened fire. The statement said there was also gunfire from the Egyptian side of the border.

The statement did not say if the infiltrators were armed. Often, migrants from Africa try to sneak into Israel, seeking refuge or work.

The statement said the military “has increased its activity along Israel’s western border in light of increased infiltration attempts into Israel.”

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