Israeli bomb shrapnel wounds 4 Egyptians

Two Egyptian children and two police officers were wounded by shrapnel from Israeli bombs near a crossing point at Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip on Sunday, security sources said.

Israeli bomb shrapnel wounds 4 Egyptians

The children, aged two and five, and the two officers were the first Egyptians to be wounded by Israeli bombs since the Israeli offensive against Gaza began on Dec. 27, and were taken to hospitals in el-Arish.

Witnesses said Egyptian houses near the border and government offices at the crossing were damaged by shrapnel on Sunday.

Israel has expanded its air strikes to the southern Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza since Dec. 27 stands at 874, Gaza medical officials said.


Reuters
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