65 Killed in Egypt's Sinai, ISIS Claims Responsibility

65 Killed in Egypt's Sinai, ISIS Claims Responsibility
Wed Jul 1, 2015 16:55:13

At least 65 Egyptian soldiers were on Wednesday killed as militants launched simultaneous attacks on army checkpoints, using suicide bombers and heavy weapons, in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, Al-Alam TV correspondent said.

ISIS's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, claimed responsibility on Wednesday for attacks against security forces in North Sinai.

The group said it had attacked more than 15 security sites, and had carried out three suicide attacks.

Army and police are currently chasing the attackers with ground and air forces, they said.

The attack, which took place in Sheikh Zuweid city of North Sinai, included suicide car bombings and heavy weapons that damaged large parts of the checkpoints, they said.

"More than 70 terrorist elements waged simultaneous attacks against five security checkpoints in North Sinai," army spokesperson Brigadier General Mohamed Samir said.

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