Cairo - Masked gunmen fired on a military vehicle near the
Egyptian city of Ismailiya on Friday, killing one soldier and wounding an
officer and another soldier, a security official said.
The attack took place on the desert road between Cairo and
Ismailiya when the assailants in a car without number plates opened fire on the
military vehicle, said the official.
The army briefly closed the road after the attack, he added.
On 24 September a policeman was killed and two others
wounded in a similar attack on their vehicle near Ismailiya.
The Suez Canal city and areas around it have seen regular
attacks on police and military personnel, especially since the military toppled
Islamist president Mohammed Morsi on 3 July.
More than 100 policemen have been killed across Egypt in
attacks and clashes since Morsi's ouster.