Spokesman for the Israeli military Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari told reporters that two soldiers, one male and one female, began a guard shift together late on Friday at an army post on the border.
After the soldiers did not answer calls on the radio early on Saturday morning, an officer reached the scene and discovered the pair lifeless.
Hours later, the third soldier was killed in a new exchange of gunfire in the area of the initial attack, as Israeli troops were searching for the suspected attacker.
A non-commissioned officer was lightly wounded during the clash with the attacker, the Israeli military said in a statement.
Hagari said the gunman, who was killed in the afternoon clash, was likely responsible for the deadly early morning attack.
The Israeli military said the assailant was an Egyptian police officer.
“An investigation is underway in close and full cooperation with the Egyptian army,” it stated.
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