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2 soldiers reportedly killed in attack on checkpoint in Rafah

The same checkpoint was previously targeted by the Sinai Province militant group


Two soldiers are reported to have been killed Thursday in North Sinai, though officials have not yet confirmed the news.

An armed attack on a checkpoint in the city of Rafah reportedly killed two police conscripts, and injured a third. According to local media reports, the two conscripts were 21-years-old, from the governorate of Beni Suef, while the third is 23 and comes from Beheira.

The alleged attack targeted El-Masora checkpoint in southern Rafah. The Sinai-based militant group, known as Sinai Province, formerly launched attacks on the same checkpoint. Last week, Sinai-based journalist Ahmed Abu Deraa reported to the local Al-Masry Al-Youm website that a soldier was injured in a shooting.

In April, two soldiers were reportedly injured and three militants killed during the attack on El-Masora checkpoint.

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