Five Egyptian soldiers killed in fresh attack
An attack carried out by a group of militants killed Wednesday five Egyptian military personnel in North Sinai, the second such an attack in less than one week after the Islamic state group (ISIS) claimed a first attack that slain 11 security forces.
Two security sources told Reuters that unidentified armed men assaulted a security post in the coastal area of northeastern Sinai, which borders the Gaza Strip. Four other military were injured in the attack, according to the sources.
No one has claimed responsibility for the deadly incident. The attack comes less than one week after a May 7 ambush at a checkpoint in Sinai that killed 11 Egyptian soldiers and was claimed by ISIS.
The Egyptian President, according to his office, presided over a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which includes the military’s top commanders, to discuss the consequences of the attack.
Several countries around the world condemned the attack and pledged their support for Egypt in addressing terrorism.