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Two killed as militants attack Egyptian army post in Sinai

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Two civilians were killed and a third wounded on Friday when suspected Islamist militants fired RPG rockets at an army checkpoint in el-Arish in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, Al Arabiya correspondent reported from Sinai.

The assailants hit a residential house by mistake, and one of those killed had his legs and head blown off in the attack, hospital sources told AFP.

Military helicopters engaged the assailants and the fighting was ongoing, Al Arabiya correspondent reported.

Earlier, gunmen wounded a soldier in a drive-by shooting at an army checkpoint in the same town, located on the Mediterranean around 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of Gaza.