Unknown made 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.
First, at a military checkpoint detonated two car bombs, then the terrorists opened fire at soldiers.
The attack killed at least 10 Egyptian troops, including special forces officer with the rank of Colonel, and at least 16 were wounded.
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, according to the Egyptian Agency MENA.
Currently no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack, however, allegedly behind the attacks are militants of the «Islamic state».