Egypt closes Rafah crossing after Sinai attack: Border official

The Rafah crossingpoint with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip on Aug 15, 2013. Egypt closed its Rafah border crossing in Sinai with the Palestinian Gaza Strip on Monday after a deadly attack nearby that killed 24 policeman, a border official told AFP
The Rafah crossingpoint with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip on Aug 15, 2013. Egypt closed its Rafah border crossing in Sinai with the Palestinian Gaza Strip on Monday after a deadly attack nearby that killed 24 policeman, a border official told AFP. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt closed its Rafah border crossing in Sinai with the Palestinian Gaza Strip on Monday after a deadly attack nearby that killed 24 policeman, a border official told AFP.

Last week, Egypt said it would close the crossing indefinitely, but it was partially reopened on Saturday, according to the Hamas-run interior ministry in Gaza.