An IDF force on a routine patrol near the Mount Carmit outpost noticed a group of infiltrators who crossed the border into Israel from Sinai. Stepping off their vehicle, they heard shots from the Egyptian side of the border and fired back.
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It remains unclear whether the shots were directed at the troops or were part of a fire exchange between smugglers and Egyptian soldiers.
A similar incident took place early last week when gunmen fired at a bus transporting soldiers at the Ein Netafim area near the Israel-Egypt border.
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