An Egyptian soldier patrols the border
An Egyptian soldier rides a camel while patrolling the Israeli border with Egypt on September 6. Israel has transferred to Egypt the bodies of three militants who killed an Israeli soldier in a cross-border raid, before being killed themselves, an Israeli military source said Saturday. © Menahem Kahana - AFP/File
An Egyptian soldier patrols the border
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Last updated: September 22, 2012

Israel hands over bodies of Sinai gunmen

Israel has transferred to Egypt the bodies of three militants who killed an Israeli soldier in a cross-border raid, before being killed themselves, an Israeli military source said Saturday.

"Last night we handed over to Egyptian authorities the bodies of the three terrorists killed yesterday," the source told AFP, without elaborating.

The three heavily-armed men infiltrated into Israel from neighbouring Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Friday at a point on the 240-kilometre (150-mile) frontier where an Israeli border fence is still under construction.

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