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Egyptian soldier killed, officer wounded in Sinai attack

Egyptian army is battling Islamist extremist in the desert peninsula

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One Egyptian soldier was killed and one officer was wounded when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device in northern Sinai late on Thursday, security sources told Al Arabiya News Channel.

The officer was transferred to a hospital in the northern city of al-Arish, the sources added.

Security forces have reportedly launched a search operation for the perpetrators.

The Egyptian military has been battling Islamist militants in the desert peninsula following several deadly attacks against security forces.