Egyptian guards kill a Sudanese and detain 8 Africans


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Egyptian guards kill a Sudanese and detain 8 Africans

A Sudanese man trying to cross into Israel was shot and killed while 8 other Africans were detained by Egyptian authorities early Monday, a security and hospital officials said. Border guards opened fire at a group of nine people south of the Rafah crossing point, killing Adam Othman Mohammed, 29, while he was trying to cut through the barbed wire after they ignored warning shots fired into the air, said a security official, speaking on the customary condition of anonymity. Mohammed was shot in the head and arrived dead at the Rafah central hospital, said Imad Kharboush, head of the North Sinai’s emergency unit. More than 7,000 African migrants have entered the Jewish state illegally in just over a year, including at least 2,000 since January, according to U.N. officials in Israel.

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