Three soldiers were killed in a bombing of a military vehicle by militants in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, security sources confirmed yesterday.
The soldiers were conducting an army patrol in the town of Rafah, bordering the Gaza Strip, when the attack happened.
In another attack, a policeman was killed by gunmen while he was shopping in the capital of the North Sinai province. The gunmen fled soon after opening fire and the policeman’s body was taken to a military hospital.
The attacks follow a number of attacks by Daesh-affiliates on security forces which have killed hundreds of members.
The militants have also conducted operations against civilians in other parts of the country including the most recent in Cairo where a church was attacked resulting in dozens of deaths of civilians.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack on the soldiers.