Three Israeli soldiers were killed Saturday in a terrorist incident along the Egyptian border, military officials announced.
The Israel Defense Forces said a male and female soldier, both members of the IDF’s Paran Brigade stationed near the Egyptian border, were killed early Saturday by live fire in the incident.
A third IDF soldier later died in an exchange of fire after the suspected perpetrator, identified as an Egyptian policeman, was tracked down and slain in cooperation with the Egyptian Army.
An Israeli non-commissioned officer was also “lightly injured” in the operation.
“The IDF expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and will continue to support them,” military officials said.