Egypt confirms soldier killed in ‘shooting incident’ on Gaza border

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Egypt says one of its soldiers was killed during a shooting incident near the border with the Gazan city of Rafah, appearing to confirm reports of a deadly firefight with Israeli troops.

“The Egyptian Armed Forces are conducting an investigation through the competent authorities regarding a shooting incident in the border area in Rafah, which led to the martyrdom of one of the personnel,” the Egyptian military posts on X, in its first comment on the incident.

The Egyptian statement does not mention Israel.

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