A bomb blasted in Rafah city, in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, on Thursday, killing four army troops, according to the country’s military spokesman.
The explosive device was planted by militants in Rafah, North Sinai, according to Brig.Gen. Mohamed Samir.
“An officer and three soldiers were killed and three others were injured in the blast,” he said.
Militant groups in the region who are closely affiliated with ISIS frequently carry out coordinated attacks in the region, killing Egyptian troops.
Northern Sinai has become a melting-pot of deadly insurgencies against Egyptian security personnel since the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi in 2013, the firstly elected president of the country.
Egyptian security forces often target these militants in their campaign against what they call terrorism, which borders Israel and the Gaza blockade.