Two Egyptian soldiers killed in attack
Gunmen have attacked an army convoy east of Cairo, killing two soldiers, reported the Associated Press.
The official said attackers opened fire at a convoy made up mostly of mostly military trucks towing tanks and other armored vehicles. The incident occurred between the Suez Canal cities of Ismailia and Cairo.
The two members of the convoy who were killed were conscripts.
In addition, two other soldiers were wounded in the attack and were taken to hospital.
Following the Egyptian military’s ouster of Islamist President Mohammad Mursi in July, militants have stepped up attacks against Egyptian troops. Most of the attacks have taken place in the Sinai Peninsula.
In response, the Egyptian military has launched a crackdown against militants in the peninsula.