Egypt: Ten soldiers along with a high-ranking official was killed in the recent terrorist attack on army checkpoint in northern Sinai said the sources.
Another 40 fighters have been reported to be killed during the firing with the soldiers at the checkpoint.
The attack took place in southern Rafah village of el-Barth. A suicide car bomber rammed into the military compound along with many masked fighters heavily armed.
Among the 10 dead soldiers that died in the line of duty was a high ranking special forces officer Colonel Ahmed Mansi.
The sources revealed that they were not authorized to reveal the details of the attack to the media.
Timothy Kaldas, from the Tahrir Institute of Middle East policy, said Wilayat Siani a member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group could be behind this terrorist attack.
He added this group targets the military and police personnel saying “unfortunately a very predictable type of attack and something we’ve seen regularly” referring to the recent attack on the military compound.
ISIL organisation is involved with carrying out attacks against the Christian minority in Egypt. The group has so far killed dozens in at least four deadly attacks over past few months.
The killings forced the army chief-turned-President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to declare a state of emergency in the country.
It is believed that the ISIL group of this area Sinai is more resilient outside Syria and Iraq.
Libya too saw independence from the group following many attacks in the central city of Sirte as well as in Yemen where the group failed to establish themselves reported the sources.