Another sign that the Gaza withdrawal will bring no peace. From AP, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
An explosion hit a vehicle of the Multinational Force and Observers on Monday, wounding two peacekeepers near Rafah, raising tension as Israel withdraws from the Palestinian territory, MFO and Egyptian security officials said.
Egyptian security officials said two Canadian women serving in the MFO were wounded, however the Interior Ministry reported no casualties….
Local security officials said the explosion at about 8 a.m. badly damaged the vehicle carrying MFO members, who were leaving the airport where they had been based, 15 kilometers from Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity.
Senior Egyptian security officials in Cairo said the two wounded were Canadian women sergeants, one of which had been injured in her foot. The spokesman for the Canadian Embassy in Cairo, Ulrich Shannon, said he could not confirm any casualties.
The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Egyptian security officials at the scene said it was caused either by a land mine or bomb. The detonation was so powerful that it was heard in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority officials told The Associated Press.