Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Blames Israel's Mossad for Sinai Raid

(BBC News) Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has accused the Israeli spy agency Mossad of being behind Sunday's attack on an Egyptian checkpoint on the border with Israel, according to a statement on the Brotherhood's website. Israel's foreign ministry has dismissed the allegation as "nonsense." The attack left 16 Egyptian security officers dead. Israeli forces say they later killed at least seven gunmen who broke through into Israel. On Sunday evening, as the Egyptian guards had stopped work for the traditional meal which breaks the daily fast during Ramadan, 35 masked gunmen opened fire on the border post with guns and rocket-propelled grenades. The gunmen then approached the Israeli border near the Kerem Shalom crossing with two vehicles, one of which exploded on the frontier. The second - an armored personnel carrier - broke through and traveled about 2 km. into Israel before being disabled by the Israeli air force.

2012-08-07 00:00:00

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