At least 17 soldiers were killed, according to an official tally.
The attacks have prompted army chief-turned-President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to declare a state of emergency in the country.
Egyptian security officials have raised the toll from a blitz attack by Islamic militants in Sinai to 23 soldiers killed and 33 wounded, making it one of the deadliest attacks in the volatile peninsula this year. It did not name the militants' suspected affiliation. Reports indicate that the military was forced to abandon the checkpoint, at least temporarily.
Separately on Friday, a homeland security officer was shot dead outside his home in Qalubiya, a province just north of Cairo, while on his way to Friday prayers, an Interior Ministry statement said.
NAN reports that on April 9, ISIS claimed responsibility for two bomb blasts that struck Coptic churches in Egypt, in which 47 people were killed on Palm Sunday.
Budget-Funding 'Head Count' Scheduled Today In Illinois House
Madigan said Saturday on the House floor that members will convene again Sunday, but no budget bills will be called before Monday. Their rates would increase from about $2,250 annually to about $2,970, depending on how many exemptions they claim.
Celtics won't trade top young players, picks for Paul George
Plus, there are multiple rumors saying he'd like to play for his hometown Los Angeles Lakers , hurting his trade value even more. The Boston Celtics have been very patient over the last couple of years, being very cautious of not overpaying for assets.
Moto Z2 Play now available on Verizon
The company has also launched a contest on Twitter as well, which gives 1 lucky victor a chance to win the upcoming smartphone. There had been a few rumours that the phone was due for launch on 27th June , yet we have not heard a peep from the company.
Three Salford high-rise blocks fail cladding fire tests
Outer cladding on the high-rise failed a fire safety test and will be removed "as soon as possible", Hounslow Council said. The move was announced as London's Camden Council evacuated residents in four tower blocks amid fire safety fears there.
SC Election Officials Receive Voter Data Request
Many political campaigns, for instance, obtain such information for purposes of advertising and door-knocking. Despite losing the popular nationwide vote, Trump's Electoral College victory put him into the Oval Office.
SNES Classic Edition Controller Cords Are 5-Feet Long
So far, the only pre-order available for Nintendo's Super NES Classic Edition is from Game UK , with a £79.99 price tag. While the NES Classic Edition is loaded with 30 titles, the SNES Classic Edition only comes with 21 games .
Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware
Meanwhile, in the United States, it affected companies such as the drugmaker Merck and food conglomerate Mondelez International. In a joint statement, CSA and SingCert said they have not received any reports on Petya ransomware infection.