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Buses Reportedly Attacked Near Egypt

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 16:57

A couple of Israeli vehicles have been reportedly attacked near the border with Egypt. Apparently gunmen opened fire on an Israeli bus at the Red Sea resort of Eilat on Thursday, wounding passengers. The military reported another attack on a vehicle in the same area with more casualties, suggesting a coordinated terrorism.

The first attack took place about midday in a sparsely populated area close to Israel’s border with the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. The gunmen shot at the bus from a car and sped away as Israeli forces and helicopters were chasing them. The military spokesman said there was initial contact between the Israeli forces and the attackers.