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Egyptian officer shot, injured by human traffickers in Sinai

Jan. 21, 2013 9:46 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 21, 2013 11:03 P.M.)
EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma’an) -- An Egyptian police officer was shot and injured on Sunday evening in clashes between Egyptian police and human traffickers on the borders between Egypt and Israel in the Sinai.

Egyptian security sources told Ma’an that an Egyptian force was patrolling the borders when human traffickers opened fire on them.

The sources identified the injured officer as Lieutenant Karim Muhammad Abdul-Rahman. He was shot in his arm and evacuated to a hospital in Rafah for medical treatment.

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