Ismailia - An Egyptian army captain and two other soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Rafah, near the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, security and medical sources said.
A Twitter feed that describes itself as the official account for Sinai Province, the Egyptian affiliate of the ultra-hardline militant group Islamic State, claimed responsibility for the attack in the Sinai Peninsula, which borders Gaza, Israel and the Suez Canal.
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North Sinai is the epicentre of an insurgency that has killed hundreds of members of the security services since mid-2013, when Egypt's then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi after mass protests against his rule.
Sinai Province, which was known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis before it pledged allegiance to Islamic State, is the most active militant group in the Sinai.