Gunmen have opened fire and killed five Egyptian soldiers while they were sitting in a car outside a security checkpoint. Sky News reports a large car bomb has also exploded outside a four-story security forces building in al-Tour, killing two and wounding at least 48. A rocket attack is also said to have hit a satellite station in the suburbs of Cairo.
The attacks against security forces in Ismailiya comes after 34 violent deaths in Cairo on what was meant to be a day of peace in the country.
Cate Sevilla is the UK managing editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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