Egyptian security forces shot dead a woman trying to cross into Israel on Saturday. The woman who is believed to be an Eritrean in her 30s is the second woman to be killed this month. She was among a group of 10 Eritrean migrants attempting to cross the border into Israel.
A total of six African migrants have now been killed trying to cross the border so far this year, but no investigations into these killings are known to have been opened by the Egyptian authorities.
This latest killing comes after a Sudanese man was killed on 19 February. Security officials said 50-year-old Ermeniry Khasheef was shot in the back after he ignored orders to stop as he attempted to cross barbed wire near the border town of Rafah.