Egypt: 8 killed and 10 injured in attack on military checkpoint in North Sinai claimed by Province of Sinai
One civilian and seven soldiers, including an officer, were killed at a security checkpoint in the North Sinai city of Bir al-Abd on Friday, in a coordinated attack that was claimed by the Province of Sinai, the Islamic State affiliate in the peninsula.
A medical source and a security source told Mada Masr separately that a pickup truck attacked a military checkpoint in the Tufaha village south of Bir al-Abd.
Armed militants emerged from the car and clashed with security forces manning the checkpoint, killing seven soldiers, including an officer, and injuring five others. The sources said that armed men on motorbikes took part in the attack, distracting soldiers deployed on surveillance towers, and sniping other soldiers from a distance.
The sources confirmed that a civilian was also killed, and five others were injured, including a toddler, who were close to the checkpoint during the attack.