Egyptian guards kill African migrant at Israeli border

Female migrant killed, three arrested while attempting to cross into Israel

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian security official says border guards shot to death a female African migrant trying to illegally cross into Israel and arrested three others.

He says the slain migrant refused to stop early Wednesday when guards fired warning shots in the air while chasing her south of the Rafah border crossing in the Sinai peninsula.

Separately, three African migrants were arrested while trying to cross borders in the same area, according to the same official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the press.

Migrants, mostly from Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea, are known to make the long and dangerous journey through Egypt to Israel in search for a better life and jobs.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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