Two conscripts from the Egyptian armed forces were killed early Thursday in North Sinai, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
Security sources told Al Ahram that 21-years-old conscript Emad Hanna and 22-years-old Ahmed Abu El-Anein were killed by snipers while on duty at a checkpoint near Al-Arish in North Sinai.
The victims are natives of Beni Suef governorate in Upper Egypt.
The bodies were transferred to Al-Arish military hospital.
Funerals for the victims are set for Friday in their home governorate.
Hundreds of security forces in North Sinai have been killed in similar attacks by Islamic militants in the past three years