Egypt reopens Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip

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An Egyptian official says the country\’s border crossing with Gaza, which was closed after a deadly attack on policemen this week, has reopened.
Over the past 10 days, Rafah crossing was opened twice for only allowing Palestinians stuck on the Egyptian side to return to their homes in Gaza, which is controlled by Islamic Hamas movement.
Before Saturday noon, two buses carrying Palestinian passengers were waiting to enter the Egyptian terminal, said a Hamas officer at the crossing anonymously.
 
Another official says Egyptian troops killed four militants who attacked a military checkpoint in Sinai near the border with Gaza on Saturday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. He gave no details.
Attacks in the Sinai Peninsula have increased since a military coup ousted Egypt\’s Islamist president Mohammed Morsi last month.
The Rafah border crossing was closed after militants ambushed and killed 25 policemen Monday in one of the deadliest attacks in Sinai recently.
Source: Agencies

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