Three Egyptian soldiers, including a colonel, were shot dead by gunmen in northern Sinai on Wednesday, the interior ministry said.

Gunmen in a car ambushed the soldiers while they travelling in a pick-up truck in North Sinai’s provincial capital of el-Arish, the ministry added in a statement.

The attack came several days after two policemen were killed in a roadside bombing at the entrance to the town, AFP reported. […]