Monday, March 20, 2006

Egypt Uncovers 1.5 Tons Of Explosives Near Israel Border

Egyptian security forces uncovered about 1.5 tons of TNT explosives near the border with Israel. Egypt informed Israel of the discovery and launched an investigation into the matter. Egyptian police officers found the explosives about 2 kilometers (roughly 1.2 miles) from the Kerem Shalom crossing. Israeli officials believe the explosives were meant to reach the Gaza Strip.