No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack but a militant group Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, which has pledged allegiance to Daesh, frequently carries out similar attacks in the Sinai Peninsula.
The Egyptian Army says it killed 15 gunmen following the attack on a military post located near the town of Bir al-Abd.
At least 45 DAESH terrorists including Sinai Province leader Abu Duaa al-Ansari have been killed in Egyptian military air strikes near el-Arish.
Rocket attack kills three Egyptian riot policemen and wounds eight others in Sinai Peninsula
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