Armed Palestinians shot and killed two Egyptian security troops yesterday and wounded 30 after breaking through the Gaza border crossing with a bulldozer, a security official said. Chief of security forces in north Sinai, General Essam al-Sheikh, said the Palestinians were firing automatic weapons and shotguns, and that the Egyptian troops were forced back almost a mile from the border. The Palestinians hijacked two bulldozers and smashed through a section of the wall on the Gaza-Egypt border to protest the jailing of one of their leaders. Witnesses said hundreds of Palestinians had rushed into Egypt and that dozens of Egyptians had passed through the breach into Gaza.
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