6 Egyptian Soldiers Killed in Sinai Terrorist Attack

Terrorists attacked a checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula where authorities are fighting an insurgency, leaving six Egyptian soldiers dead, a military statement said.

“Armed terrorists attacked one of the security checkpoints in Arish city, using hand bombs and firearms,” the statement said.

Security searched the area and chased the gunmen, the army added.

Two of the gunmen were killed and one was injured during the exchange of fire that lasted about half an hour, security sources said.

Four army personnel were also injured, they added.

Egypt is fighting an insurgency against militants affiliated with ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula where hundreds of security forces have been killed since 2013.

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