Armed attack injures two soldiers in Sheikh Zuweid
Egyptian army forces in Sinai - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: One military officer and one conscript were injured in an attack on a security checkpoint, south of Sheikh Zuweid city, Youm7 reported on Thursday.

According to eye witnesses, armed men fired at the soldiers near the gates of the city, resulting in an exchange of fire. However, the assailants were able to escape.

The two injured victims have been transferred to Arish hospital as security forces are currently clearing the area.

Additional reporting by Mohamed Hussein.

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