Six armed forces personnel were killed on Friday in a terrorist attack on a checkpoint in al-Arish City, North Sinai, the Armed Forces Spokesperson Tamer al-Refaei announced.
The perpetrators used hand grenades and firearms in the attack, Refaei added on his official Facebook page.
The army personnel exchanged fire with the attacker who killed the six of them before they escaped, according to Refaei.
Refaei said that the assailants are being searched for.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm