A soldier in southern Egypt has been shot dead by armed men who were trying to seize a building where he was staying, security officials said on Monday.
Two soldiers were killed in the incident in the coastal city of el-Arish, according to local media.
The soldiers were guarding a building used by an NGO, where two suspected ISIL members were staying, said Mohamed Abdel-Karim, a police spokesman.
“It was not an isolated incident,” Abdel-karim said.
He said the soldiers had been stationed in el-Abed neighborhood and had been “trained in military discipline”.
El-Abaed is located in the heart of the coastal desert province of Ismailia.