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Israeli military says 2 soldiers wounded by gunfire from Egyptian side of border

  • Israeli soldiers carry a comrade who was wounded in an attack on the border with Egypt to a hospital in Beersheba, Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident,  the Israeli military said. The Israeli military said it has no indication yet who was behind the attack. (AP Photo/Dudu Grunshpan)  ***ISRAEL OUT***

    Israeli soldiers carry a comrade who was wounded in an attack on the border with Egypt to a hospital in Beersheba, Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the Israeli military said. The Israeli military said it has no indication yet who was behind the attack. (AP Photo/Dudu Grunshpan) ***ISRAEL OUT***  (The Associated Press)

  • An Israeli soldier who was wounded in an attack on the border with Egypt is brought to a hospital in Beersheba, Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident,  the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Dudu Grunshpan)  ***ISRAEL OUT***

    An Israeli soldier who was wounded in an attack on the border with Egypt is brought to a hospital in Beersheba, Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Dudu Grunshpan) ***ISRAEL OUT***  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli soldiers unload a comrade who was wounded in a shootout on the border with Egypt at a hospital in Beersheba, Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident,  the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Dudu Grunshpan) ***ISRAEL OUT***

    Israeli soldiers unload a comrade who was wounded in a shootout on the border with Egypt at a hospital in Beersheba, Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Dudu Grunshpan) ***ISRAEL OUT***  (The Associated Press)

The Israeli military says two soldiers have been wounded in the southern Negev Desert after being fired upon by unknown attackers from the Egyptian side of the border.

Wednesday's shooting was a rare incident along the normally quiet frontier between Israel and Egypt.

The two countries signed a peace accord 35 years ago and have close security cooperation.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Islamic militants in the lawless Sinai Peninsula have attempted to carry out attacks against Israel in recent years.

The militants have also carried out deadly attacks against the Egyptian military, which has been trying to crackdown on their activity in the desert.

The military said the soldiers were moderately wounded and were evacuated to a hospital.