Terrorist organization «Islamic state» declared its responsibility for the attack on the position of the Egyptian army in the village of al-Barat near the town of Rafah, on the border with the Gaza strip. The attack killed 23 Egyptian soldiers.
At the army checkpoint was blown up two car bombs, then the terrorists opened fire at soldiers.
The Egyptian military said that it had prevented terrorist attacks in several places in the North of the Sinai Peninsula, killing 40 terrorists and 6 of their vehicles.
Hamas is a terrorist organization, condemned the attack, calling the attack on Egyptian soldiers «cowardly attack».