Traffickers kill Egyptian cop
Cairo - An Egyptian police officer was shot dead by human traffickers on Monday as he tried to stop them smuggling a group of migrants into Israel, security and medical sources said.
"The police officer, Abdel-Sattar Farag Abdel-Sattar, 23, was shot fatally in the head in a shootout between him and the smugglers," said a security source.
The traffickers and a group of African migrants opened fire on Abdel-Sattar when he told them not to cross a barbed wire fence separating Egypt's Sinai region from Israel, the source said.
The migrants and traffickers then fled back into Egyptian territory, the source added.