BREAKING: Over 40 DEAD After Muslims STORM Army Checkpoint- Here’s What We Know

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Cairo, EGYPT — Egypt’s armed forces killed 40 ISIS militants Friday after suicide bombing and shooting on an army check point in North Sinai that killed at least 20 soldiers, the army said in a statement.

“The armed forces have foiled a terrorist attack launched by Takfir elements on some army security points in south Rafah city, bordering Palestinian Gaza Strip,” Tamer el Refai, spokesperson of the armed forces said.

“During the security operation, some forty militants have been killed, and other six vehicles used by the terrorists have been destroyed,” the statement added.

Local Sinai residents, speaking on condition of anonymity because they fear for their safety, said they saw Apache helicopters carrying out airstrikes across Rafah after the attack. On his page, al-Rifai posted photographs purporting to show slain militants.

The army statement said the car bombing killed and wounded some 26 soldiers, Xinhua reported.

“The militants were in army uniform,” the spokesperson said, adding that the dead army men included a colonel.

It added the forces tracked the militants in the farms and desert road by airplanes after their operation on the checkpoint.

The Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid strongly condemned the terrorist attack. “Such attacks make us more resolved to uproot the terrorism.”

He stressed that the war against terrorists and those who shed blood of innocents, supported and financed the terrorists will continue.

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