On August 25, several gunmen attacked a key checkpoint of Egyptian security forces west of the city of Arish, which is located in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV.
The Ministry of Interior of Egypt announced in an official statement that security forces repelled the attack after killing four terrorists, one of whom was wearing a suicide belt. The statement didn’t mention the loses of security forces. However, the BBC claimed that nine Egyptian policemen were injured during the clashes.
A day later, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on the checkpoint through its news agency, Amaq. The terrorist group said that its fighters attacked the checkpoint with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades killing and injuring 15 Egyptian policemen.
This was the biggest attack of ISIS in Egypt since the beginning of the anti-terror operation in Sinai Peninsula on February 9. The size of the attack proves that the remaining cells of the terrorist group are still a serious security threat.