Two policemen were killed and five others were wounded when a roadside bomb hit their armored vehicle in Rafah, North Sinai, local news reports said Sunday, quoting news sources.
The incident comes hours after security sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm that surveillance cameras were to be installed in the province's main streets to detect militants planting bombs.
Bloody attacks against army and police forces in North Sinai have left hundreds of troops dead since 2013, most of them claimed by Islamic State affiliates. Security forces have occasionally announced the killing of dozens of militants in raids since then.
Many areas of North Sinai are under a partial curfew which has been in place since October 2014, when a deadly attack on an army checkpoint left 30 troopers dead.