Gunmen on Monday attacked a security checkpoint in Egypt, killing at least eight policemen and injuring three more.
Egypt’s state TV reported that the attack took place on Monday night and the Naqb checkpoint. The security checkpoint is located in the country’s New Valley province.
Egypt’s Interior Ministry announced that at least two of the gunmen were killed by police forces during the attack.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but it has the hallmarks of ISIS-affiliated Velayat Sinai terrorist group.
Also, at least 13 Egyptian security forces were killed last week during a multipronged militant attack on a checkpoint in the city of el-Arish, the provincial capital and the largest city of North Sinai.
Egyptian military has been dealing with a high-scale security operation since September 2005 against the militants in Sinai, after the militants carried out terrorist attacks on several army checkpoints.
The terrorist attacks claimed the lives of 21 troops in July last year.
Velayat Sinai, which was also known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, has claimed responsibility for most of the fatal attacks that have mainly targeted Egyptian army and police personnel.
In November 2014, the group pledged allegiance to ISIS.