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Egyptian forces shut down Gaza tunnels

February 28, 2014 at 12:23 am

Egyptian authorities raided three tunnels and seized a large number of goods in the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning, Egyptian security forces said.

Egyptian forces said they raided the Gaza-Egypt border after receiving a tip off concerning the location of three illegal smuggling tunnels. The Egyptian forces additionally seized a car loaded with glass blocks near the tunnels in question, they said.

The second tunnel was discovered inside a storehouse belonging to Ayoub Halaweh near the Salah Ad-Din border, sources added. After storming the warehouse, Egyptian forces stated that they located the tunnel and large quantities of iron and cement that were prepared for smuggling.

The third tunnel was discovered near the border but no goods were found.

Source: Maan