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Six Egyptian Border Guards Killed in El Farafra Following Shootout

Six Egyptian Border Guards Killed in El Farafra Following Shootout

Archive photograph of military deployment in Egypt released by Military spokesperson.
Archive photograph of military deployment in Egypt released by Military spokesperson.

Two officers and four soldiers were killed on Thursday while on patrol as border guards in El Farafra, privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

The six border guards were killed and three other security personnel were injured following a shootout with several gunmen.

The border guards took note of “suspicious activity” from the gunmen, who refused to stop when the guards fired warning shots. The gunmen then opened fire on the border guards, leading to a shootout that killed the six guards and a number of gunmen who have yet to be identified.

According to state media Ahram Online, the gunmen are suspected of being part of a smuggling gang.

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