At least four soldiers have been killed, following the detonation of a roadside bomb in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, in Egypt.
Four Egyptian soldiers were killed in an explosion that hit their armored vehicle on Saturday in the northern Sinai peninsula, where the government is battling an Islamic State-led insurgency, security sources said.
The incident occurred about 20 km (12 miles) south of the Mediterranean town of al-Arish.
An insurgency in Egypt’s rugged Sinai region has gained pace since the army toppled President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement, following mass protests against his rule in mid-2013.
The revolt, mounted by Islamic State’s Egyptian branch, has killed hundreds of soldiers and police. Militants have also started to attack Western targets within the country.