Suspected militants kill soldier in Egypt's Sinai

EL-ARISH - Security officials in Egypt say suspected militants have attacked an army convoy in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing one soldier and wounding another.


The officials said Sunday's attack took place south of the town of Sheikh Zuwayed. They say militants believed to be members of an al-Qaida-inspired group opened fire and fled the scene.


The group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, or Champions of Jerusalem, has carried out attacks across Egypt in recent months that have killed dozens of people, mostly police officers and soldiers. (AP)