4 Palestinians Wounded as Egypt Detonates Tunnel

Four Palestinians have been wounded as Egyptian security forces detonate a tunnel on the border between Gaza and Egypt, Palestinian medical sources report.

The Quds Press reported late Wednesday that the four victims, who were in the tunnel at the time of detonation, were moved to a local hospital in Rafah.

The explosion also caused damage to a number of homes in Al-Brazil neighborhood, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, Egyptian security sources said that the security forces managed to uncover ten tunnels along the border with Rafah the same day.

The forces detonated some of the tunnels on Wednesday afternoon, and intend to detonate the rest soon.

In another incident, Egyptian police have seized 41 cars near its border with Gaza that were to be taken into the Palestinian territory through tunnels, a security official, who demanded anonymity, said on Wednesday.

The discovery was made during a police patrol on Tuesday, the official said.

Palestinians have been constructing tunnels between the Gaza Strip and Egypt to bypass a crippling Israeli blockade of Gaza.

Egypt, under US pressure, is building an underground iron wall in a new bid to tighten its porous Sinai border with the Palestinian territory.

(Press TV)

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