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Egypt: Sinai peninsula attack kills 17

Militants have reportedly killed 17 people in the north of Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, near the Israel-Gaza border.

Security sources say 15 soldiers and two civilians died when gunmen attacked checkpoints around the town of Sheikh Zuweid on Thursday.

Egyptian forces have been fighting a faction affiliated to the Islamic State group, known as Sinai Province.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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