Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported Thursday that Egyptian troops shot and killed a terrorist who was on his way to commit a massive suicide bombing at the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Israel.
Egyptian army sources said the terrorist was wearing an explosive vest and carried another explosive device.
He tried to infiltrate the Israeli-Egyptian border in southern Rafah, heading towards the Kerem Shalom border crossing, but the Egyptian Border Police soldiers killed him before he had a chance to make it to the Israeli side.
This is not the first time the Egyptians have to deal with the consequences of the conflict in Gaza.
On Wednesday, it was reported that the Egyptian army stopped a vehicle loaded with grad rockets and launchers in Sinai that were meant to be fired at Israel and at Egyptian military bases.
Egyptian troops, that noticed the vehicle in the al-Mukataa village in the south of the city Sheikh Zowaiid in the northern Sinai Peninsula, fired artillery shells at the vehicle and killing the two terrorists inside.
The Egyptians said this was the second time they thwarted rocket fire at Israel by Jihadists in Sinai.
Last week, two rockets fired from Sinai exploded in Eilat, one of them near a hotel. Ten people were lightly wounded and 13 suffered from shock, among them children and teenagers.