An IDF Force thwarted an attempted terrorist attack today on the Israel-Egypt border, near Mount Arif. The force noticed the penetration tracks began combing the area and stumbled upon three armed terrorists, who opened fire at it. In the exchange of fire the terrorists were killed and in initial examinations conducted later on weapons were found in their possession and are now being investigated by sappers of the “Yahalom” unit. During the exchanges of fire an IDF officer was mildly wounded and was evacuated to hospital for treatment. IDF soldiers will continue in their activity on all fronts and at all times in order to prevent terror activity and to provide security to the citizens of Israel.