Sinai: A roadside bomb struck an Egyptian army vehicle late Thursday killing an officer and a soldier in the insurgent flashpoint of the Sinai Peninsula, security officials said.
The attack occurred south of the town of El-Arish, scene of frequent attacks by Islamist militants on security forces.
One army officer and a soldier were killed in the blast, while another soldier was wounded.
Egypt`s military has been battling an insurgency on the peninsula since it overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year and cracked down on his supporters.
The government declared a state of emergency in parts of North Sinai after an October 24 suicide attack near El-Arish killed 30 soldiers in the deadliest assault on security forces since Morsi`s ouster.
Militant groups claim their attacks are in retaliation for a government crackdown targeting Morsi`s supporters that has left hundreds dead and thousands jailed.