Three Egyptian soldiers killed in blast claimed by Islamic State affiliate

April 20, 2015 7:05 AM

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ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - An Egyptian army captain and two other soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Rafah, near the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday, security and medical sources said.

A Twitter feed that describes itself as the official account for Sinai Province, the Egyptian affiliate of the ultra-hardline militant group Islamic State, claimed responsibility for the attack in the Sinai Peninsula, which borders Gaza, Israel and the Suez Canal.

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