Militants killed at least five Israelis in an attack on southern Israel. Israel Radio reported that the militants were dressed in Egyptian uniforms, and fired on a bus and cars from across the border.
Militants carried out a series of attacks on Israeli buses and cars on a highway near the border with Egypt midday Thursday, highlighting the deteriorating stability along the open frontier between the two neighbors.
The coordinated attacks on at least three separate targets north of the city of Eilat, which left at least five Israelis dead and dozens injured, were unprecedented for the usually quiet border region. Surprised by the scope of the attacks, Israel security forces killed at least two militants in a shoot-out lasting at least an hour.