Terrorist attack thwarted on Israel-Egypt border

Israeli forces uncover powerful explosive device on border; smuggling routes are constantly used by terror groups

Date: 21/02/2012, 11:39 AM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

During anti-smuggling operations overnight on the Israel-Egypt border, the IDF (Zahal) and Israel Police uncovered a powerful explosive device.

Israeli forces that were trying to stop smugglers saw a man throw a suspicious bag and flee the scene.

After an examination conducted in the morning hours, it was determined that the bag contained a powerful explosive device.

The device was later detonated in a controlled manner.

This incident is a reminder that the smuggling routes on the Israel-Egypt border are constantly used by terrorist organizations to conduct operations against Israeli civilians and IDF (Zahal) soldiers.

The alertness of the Israeli forces and their success in this operation prevented a terrorist attack against Israel and its residents.