Egypt: Militants attack Sinai checkpoints; five soldiers killed
July 19 , 2015
Islamist militants ambushed two security checkpoints in Egypt’s troubled Sinai peninsula, killing five soldiers, reports said.
Checkpoints near Sheikh Zuweid town were reportedly targeted.
Two weeks ago these checkpoints had also been attacked by militants in a larger clash which killed 17 troops.
Sinai has seen frequent attacks on Egypt’s military in recent months.
On Thursday, militants claimed to have hit an Egyptian navy vessel with a missile, and released pictures online purporting to show the strike.