African migrant killed at Egyptian border with Israel

June 11, 2010 8:28 pm 

RAFAH, Egypt, June 11 — An African migrant was killed and another wounded on Friday by Egyptian border police when they attempted to infiltrate into Israel through joint borders.

The African was shot in the neck. Authorities could not identify the man as he did not carry any nationality documents, a security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The wounded African was identified as Adam Ibn Abdallah, 24-year-old from Chad. He sustained minor injuries after hitting a barbed wire fence at Egypt's eastern border city of Rafah.

Egypt's eastern borders have been for long a destination for illegal African migrants who seek job opportunities in Israel. Egypt has stepped up patrols against illegal migration in recent years. (PNA/Xinhua) vcs/utb

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