Triple terror attack hits Israel south
Terrorists target Israeli bus, car traveling to Eilat, 14 passengers suffer injuries, 5 in critical condition.
Shortly after, roadside bombs used against IDF forces near Egyptian border, followed by rocket fire. IDF manhunt in progress
According to several reports the Terrorists car reached from Sinai, followed the bus,then several gunmen open fire on the bus. The bus driver didn't stop and saved his passengers.
Right now major security forces are in pursuit after the terrorists car and exchange of fire is being heard from the area. The Radio issued an advise to civilians to stay away from the area, since according to some reports the terrorists continue shooting at by passing cars.
Two weeks ago an army jeep was hit by fire which came from the Egyptian side of the border but no one was hurt. the army assume it was carry out by a terror group which is located inside Sinai.
The Egypt-Israel gas line was also sabotaged recently several times, apparently by Jihad groups.
Triple terror attack hits Israel's south: Egged bus number 392, traveling from Beersheba to the southern resort city of Eilat was ambushed by a terror cell at noon, Thursday. Eleven people were wounded in the attack, which took place on Highway 12, about 30km north of Eilat, near the Ein Netafim junction.
Security forces, as well as Magen David Adom emergency services' teams, were immediately dispatched to the scene. The injured were triaged on site and rushed to the Yoseftal Medical Center in Eilat. Soon after that a second incident was reported involving multiple roadside bombs against IDf forces patrolling the Israel Egypt border fence. A third incident was reported at around 1pm, suggested rockets were fired at IDF vehicles near the borde. Security forces have closed off all of the entrances to Eilat and are currently canvassing the area in search of three suspects. IDF aircrafts are assisting in the search, as well as extensive Counter-Terror Unit forces. Heavy security forces presence is noted in the area. The Eilat Police have ordered an emergency deployment in the area, and a situation room has been set up at the Yoseftal Hospital, which has declared a mass casualty event.
Defense establishment sources said that the fire originated from the Egyptian side of the border. Egyptian security forces have been alerted and are reportedly conducting a simultaneous manhunt. The Ovda airfield has been closed to all flights. Eilat's airport has been placed on alert.