Clashes in Egypt’s Sinai: 7 soldiers, 59 “Militants” Dead

Egypt’s military said on Sunday that 59 militants and seven soldiers were killed in fighting in North Sinai the previous day, including three soldiers in a checkpoint rocket attack.

The military is battling militants loyal to the jihadist Islamic State group (IS) in North Sinai where an Islamist insurgency has surged over the past two years.

It said a total of seven soldiers were killed on Saturday, after previously saying three died in a checkpoint rocket attack which was claimed by IS.