Israeli soldier, 3 militants killed in clash on Egypt border
Israeli soldiers ride on top of a mobile artillery vehicle as it drives through sandy terrain during a military exercise in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, north of Israel on September 19, 2012.Israeli troops shot dead three heavily armed gunmen who sneaked across the Egyptian border and ambushed troops today, averting "a very big terror attack," a military spokeswoman said, according to Agence France-Presse.
An Israeli soldier was also killed in the firefight, Reuters reported.
"They opened fire toward IDF [Israel Defence Force] troops that were guarding the workers [building the fence] in that area. Another force that was nearby... rushed to the area and targeted those three terrorists," said spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich, saying all three were killed.