Gunmen Responsible for Attack Near Israeli Border Are "Infidels" Says Egypt's Government

The comments come a day after the attack on a checkpoint which was launched from Gaza.


Rafah, Egypt—Egypt branded Islamist gunmen who killed 16 police near the Israeli border as "infidels" and promised on Monday to launch a crackdown following the massacre that has strained Cairo's ties with both Israel and Palestinians.

An Egyptian official said jihadist militants crossed into Egypt from the Gaza Strip before attacking the border station on Sunday. They then stole two vehicles and headed to nearby Israel, where they were eventually killed by Israeli fire.