Two army soldiers were killed in an attack on Abu Sowair checkpoint on the Ismailia-Zagazig Desert Road in Sunday afternoon.
The office of the military spokesman said that a car without license plates opened fire on the checkpoint at 5.30pm causing the death of two soldiers before fleeing the scene. While Aswat Masriya reported three injuries, the information that was not confirmed by the spokesman’s office, which had said there were no injuries.
The spokesman’s office added that the Armed Forces are scanning the area in search of the assailants, with no progress so far reported.
Sunday’s attack represents the third attack on security officials in Ismailia’s outskirts since last week.
Army Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Farouk Mandour was killed near the Ezz El-Din checkpoint on the Cairo-Ismailia Desert Road after militants opened fire on him on 4 November.
Police conscripts Al-Taher Mohamed Taher and Ahmed Abdallah Atteya were also killed after an assault on the km 105 checkpoint, close to Al-Manayef village on 5 November.
Perpetrators behind both attacks have yet to be apprehended.
A car bomb exploded near the Military Intelligence building, also in Ismaili,a on 19 October, causing damage to the building and injuring three soldiers.
“This is a continuation of a series of cowardly operations by terrorist groups motivated by dark goals against the Egyptian people, vital military installations and the general goals of the country,” Armed Forces spokesman Colonel Ahmed Ali had then commented.