IAF Thwarts Terror Attack at Egypt Border
Arab media outlets say armed gunmen from global jihadist movement kill 15 Egyptian soldiers in north Sinai; hijack armored vehicle and infiltrate into Israel. IAF kills terrorists; no Israeli casualties reported.
By Yoav Zitun
Arab news outlets reported Sunday that 15 Egyptian policemen were killed in an armed attack on a police station in north Sinai Peninsula at a security checkpoint in Rafah.
The gunmen reportedly took control of two Egyptian armored vehicles using RPG missiles and explosives. One of the vehicles blew up near the Kerem Shalom border crossing, while the other one managed to infiltrate into Israel. The gunmen fired tank shells toward Israeli forces stationed at the border, but IAF aircraft managed to hit the armored vehicle.
The IDF Spokesperson's Unit stated that there were no casualties among IDF forces or Israeli civilians.
The IDF reported that around 8pm, the terrorist cell managed to take over an Egyptian base in north Sinai and killed at least 10 Egyptian soldiers. At 8:15pm, one of the armored vehicles hijacked by gunmen blew up at Kerem Shalom border crossing and the second one managed to cross into Israel, but was bombarded by the IAF shortly afterwards.
Several of the terrorists tried to escape from armored vehicle, but were hit by IAF fire. The bodies of four terrorists were found on the Israeli side and three others were found on the Egyptian side....
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Some Egyptian sources blamed Israel for the attack. Spokesperson of Al Jamia Al Islamiya said that the Israeli intelligence is behind the incident: "Israeli sources are staging violent attacks in Sinai in order to modify the security arrangements and Israeli presence at the Egyptian border."
Earlier, al-Arabiya network reported that the gunmen, who are affiliated with the global jihadist movement which has become increasingly active in Sinai, drove a four-wheel-drive vehicle when they attacked the troops.
Soon we will see everywhere on the internet, many Islamonazis and neo-Nazis (Jew haters) spreading rumors, and blaming Israel for this terrorist attack.
One moron tell BS, and all the keyboard morons are using it to demonize Israel, with no facts or basis for their accusations.
Since when Israel's haters care about FACTS???
Egypt admits: We had early warning on Sinai attack
Head of Egyptian intelligence Morad Mowafi admitted that the Arab country had received intelligence warnings prior to Sunday's terror attack in Sinai, which left 16 Egyptian border guards dead.
Speaking to Turkish news agency Anadulo following a meeting with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo on Tuesday, Mowafi said, "This incident should never raise any questions regarding the efficiency of the security forces in Sinai and their alertness."
He said Egypt also had information regarding the "terrorist group" that committed the attack.
"Yes, we had detailed information about the attack, but we never imagined that a Muslim would kill a Muslim on the hour of breaking the fast in Ramadan," Egypt's intelligence chief told the news agency
On Monday the Muslim Brotherhood movement said the attack in Sinai "can be attributed to Mossad" and was aimed at undermining President Morsi's new regime.....