Military Spokesman Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Ali said that Chief of Second Field Army escaped an attempt on his life in the border town of Rafah after gunmen opened fire on his car. Militants attacked the senior military commander convoy while he was checking Shaykh Zuwayed area near the border with the Gaza Strip.
One girl was hurt during the exchange of fire and died later in hospital, he said. Militants who were in a truck were chased down and stopped. "There have been several attacks in Sinai on army and police officers to create chaos in the area and harming the stability and national security of Egypt," Ali said on his Facebook account.