Egyptian army near Al-Arish in the Sinai peninsula (Photo: Reuters)
Four soldiers died and 13 were injured when militants attacked their bus in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday morning, an army spokesperson announced.
The injured soldiers were taken to Suez military hospital.
The ambush took place 50 metres from a security checkpoint, Al-Ahram Arabic news website said.
The terrorsit attack comes a day after militant group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for bringing down a military helicopter in a rocket attack in North Sinai.