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Sunday, August 5, 2012

BREAKING: 13 Sinai border guards killed and 7 wounded in an attack

A senior Egyptian security official says the masked gunmen have killed 13 Egyptian border guards in an attack on checkpoint along the Egyptian border with Gaza and Israel. The state TV reported earlier the attack was carried out by Islamist militants, but there were no reports about any casualties.

According to the security official who didn't give his name because he wasn't allowed to speak with the journalists, the attack took place around sunset at the time of traditional meal during Muslim holy month Ramadan fast. The attack was carried out by the militants shooting with the automatic weapons mounted on vehicles.

The border attack left 13 Egyptian border soldiers dead and 7 other border guards wounded.