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Egypt police kill Eritrean migrant on Israel border

Border guards shoot at migrants trying to enter Israel, killing 26-year-old Eritrean, injuring two others

Published: 03.29.10, 19:12 / Israel News

Egyptian police killed an Eritrean migrant as he tried to enter Israel on Monday, bringing the total number of migrants killed at the Sinai border this year to 12, Egyptian security sources said.

Border guards shot the 26-year-old and injured two others after they refused to stop, the sources said.

Police also captured 11 other African migrants, including three Ethiopian women and a two-year-old child, in a separate incident on Monday.

The Sinai border is a major transit point for Africans - mostly Eritreans - seeking work or asylum in Israel.

Israel has put pressure on Egypt to stem the flow. The United Nations and London-based rights group Amnesty International have called on Egypt to check

Added: Mar-29-2010 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Egypt, Police, Kill, Eritrean Migrant, Israel Border, UN, Shoot-to-Kill Policy
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