A soldier was shot dead on Wednesday by gunmen attacking the Tamada checkpoint in central Sinai.
Ragab Saeed Ahmed, 21, was shot in the head and died on the spot. His body was taken to the Suez General Hospital morgue.
Meanwhile, other gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying soldiers on the Arish-Rafah road without causing any casualties.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm