Egyptian police killed in attack on Israeli border

  • Unidentified gunmen have attacked a checkpoint along the Egyptian-Israeli border, killing at least 15 Egyptian policemen.

    Israeli officials said the heavily armed attackers, in two vehicles, then tried to ram their way across the border.

    One vehicle blew up at the North Sinai crossing.The other was destroyed by the Israeli air force.

    It is not clear who carried out the raid. Egyptian state television has blamed the attack on Islamist militants.

    At least seven other Egyptian policemen were wounded in the attack. It is unclear how many militants were involved and killed.