World Bulletin/News Desk
Five Egyptian army personnel, including two officers, were killed on Monday in an armed attack on their patrol in the northeastern canal city of Ismailia.
Security sources told Anadolu Agency that the attackers, who had driven a white vehicle with no license plates, had opened fire on the army patrol before fleeing the area.
Medical sources confirmed that two army officers and three soldiers had been killed in the drive-by shooting.
They added that another soldier had been critically wounded.
Details, however, remain vague about the attack, which came one day after Egypt celebrated the 40th anniversary of its 1973 military victory over Israel.
Ismailia has witnessed mounting tensions since the July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi by Egypt's military establishment.
Egyptian police and military personnel and facilities have been repeatedly targeted since Morsi's ouster more than three months ago, especially in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula.
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