Islamic State claims terror attack in Egypt's Sinai that killed eight soldiers

Egypt's military said another 15 soldiers were wounded when suicide bombers blew themselves up as they tried to infiltrate the base.

Published: 15th April 2018 07:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2018 07:15 PM   |  A+A-

Islamic State militants (File | AP)

By Associated Press

CAIRO: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian army base in the Sinai Peninsula that killed at least eight soldiers.

The extremist group claimed Saturday's attack in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency.

Egypt's military said another 15 soldiers were wounded when suicide bombers blew themselves up as they tried to infiltrate the base.

It said 14 militants were killed in the attack.

The attack comes two months after the launch of a massive operation against militants in Sinai as well as parts of Egypt's Nile Delta and the Western Desert, along the porous border with Libya.

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