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2 Israeli Soldiers Hurt In Attack Launched From Egypt

2 Israeli Soldiers Hurt In Attack Launched From Egypt

Jerusalem — Two Israeli soldiers were injured when troops came under fire on the border with Egypt.

The soldiers, one female and one male, were evacuated to the hospital, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement on Wednesday.

They serve in the Caracal Battalion, which is responsible for defending the Israel-Egypt border, according to the IDF.

The small arms fire or anti-tank missile reportedly came from the Egyptian side of the border. The Israeli soldiers may have returned fire, according to reports.

More Israeli troops have been dispatched to the area, Israeli media reported.

Islamic groups are active in the Sinai Peninsula and in the past have launched attacks on Israel from the area.

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