Hundreds of people killed or injured in Egypt army checkpoint attack — reports

The Arab media reported Sunday evening that several people were killed and hundreds injured in an attack on an Egyptian army checkpoint in northern Sinai, reported Reuters adding that the report has yet to have been confirmed by officials.

Egyptians security and medical officials say suspected Islamic State militants have attacked six checkpoints in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing three soldiers, told Associated Press.

The officials said the near-simultaneous attacks on Sunday took place at and around the town of Sheikh Zweid and left 11 soldiers wounded.

They said the death toll is likely to rise.

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