Three soldiers on leave were traveling in a taxi near Sheikh
Zuweid when they were ambushed and shot dead, the sources said.
In a separate incident in Rafah, bordering the Gaza Strip,
gunmen stopped a car carrying two police conscripts and killed
Militants have killed hundreds of soldiers and police, mostly in
Sinai since the army toppled President Mohamed Mursi in July
2013 after protests against his rule. The army declared a
three-month state of emergency in the area last month after 33
security personnel were killed in two attacks.
Egypt's most active militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, this
week swore allegiance to Islamic State, the al Qaeda offshoot
which has seized territory in Syria and Iraq.
(Reporting by Yusri Mohamed; Editing by Angus MacSwan)
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