Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings, as they clashed with ISIL militants in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday. Fifteen jihadists were also killed in the fighting, the military said in a statement, without saying when the incidents took place.
The military said the clashes broke out when soldiers raided “an extremely dangerous” Jihadists hidout.
ISIL had said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon that it blew up two army vehicles during the clashes in south of the Sinai city of El-Arish.
It can be recalled that the Jihadists have killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen since the Army overthrew Islamist President, Mohamed Morsi in 2013 and cracked down on his supporters.
The attacks have mostly been confined to Sinai, Which borders Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip but the Jihadists have also struck elsewhere.