Communicated by Israel National Police Foreign Press Spokesman and the Government Press Office

Jerusalem-----September 11......This morning at approximately 00:15, the Ivtan Border Police base near Kibbutz Bachan in central Israel came under hostile gunfire. Two Border Police officers were killed in the attack and one was wounded. Border Police officers at the base responded immediately and returned fire.

The Border Police assisted by the Israel Police and the IDF immediately searched the area in an attempt to apprehend the assailants. This is the fourth terror incident in this
area over the past three months

Killed in the attack was Corporal Tzachi David , age 19, from Tel-Aviv.
The name of the second Border Police officer has not been cleared for publication.

The late Corporal Tzachi David's funeral will take place today 11.9.2001, at 14:00, at the Border Police section of the Kiryat Shaul Cemetery at 14:00.