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Islamic State claims attack in Egypt's Sinai that killed 8

AP  |  Cairo 

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an base in the Peninsula that killed at least eight soldiers.

The extremist group claimed Saturday's attack in a statement carried by its agency.

said another 15 soldiers were wounded when suicide bombers blew themselves up as they tried to infiltrate the base. It said 14 militants were killed in the attack.

The attack comes two months after the launch of a massive operation against militants in as well as parts of Egypt's Nile Delta and the Western Desert, along the porous border with

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 18:15 IST