Egypt

16 Egyptian Policeman Dead in Attack on Border Checkpoint

The bodies of 8 gunmen were also found on the Israeli border; both sides blame Islamist militants

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Israel says it has found the bodies of eight gunmen who attacked a checkpoint on the border with Egypt, killing 16 Egyptian policemen.

The heavily armed attackers had captured a border post at Rafah, commandeered cars and tried to smash their way over the border, Israel said.