Egyptian security forces have foiled an attack on a checkpoint in the south Sinai resort region, shooting dead two attackers, the interior ministry said.
“Security forces prevented the attack exchanging gunfire … which led to the deaths of two perpetrators” at the checkpoint in Oyoun Moussa, said a ministry statement on Friday.
“One of them wore an explosive belt with the intention to target the checkpoint … bomb experts defused the device,” it added.
Friday’s attack came days after a teen suicide bomber killed seven people, including Egyptian security forces and civilians, and injured more then 20 others, in North Sinai.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
“The suicide bomber aged 15 blew himself up” in a busy market area near a police station in the town of Sheikh Zuweid leaving seven dead and 26 wounded, the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
A six-year-old child was among the victims, the statement added.