Gunmen killed at least 15 Egyptian police officers and soldiers on Sunday 5/8/2012 in a terrorist attack on a border check point in Sinai.
Masked attackers carrying machine guns attacked border check point at the eastern borders with Israel, killing at least 15 Egyptian officers and soldiers and wounding seven while they were having Iftar meal, Egyptian security officials said.
Egyptian security sources said the attackers had used a stolen police vehicle to launch the attack and had fired live ammunition at police personnel at the station.
Officials said the Rafah border crossing with Gaza was closed after the attack.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, for his part, called for an urgent meeting with Egypt's military council to discuss the situation, the Muslim Brotherhood's party said on Facebook.
A statement released by the presidency quoted President Morsi as saying "That coward attack would not go unpunished. Those who carried out that attack will pay a heavy price, he affirmed.
Morsi has given directives to armed forces and police to pursue criminals as soon as possible.
The president offered his condolences to the families of the martyrs and wished the injured a speedy recovery, asserting that wounded soldiers have all the care from the state.