JERUSALEM — Israel closed its borders with Egypt and Gaza after Islamic State terror attacks on Egyptian army checkpoints in the northern Sinai.
Dozens of soldiers, with estimates as high as 50, were reported killed in the attacks Wednesday on some 15 checkpoints. The checkpoints had come under attack by terrorists affiliated with Islamic State, or ISIS, using pickup trucks equipped with antiaircraft guns, The New York Times reported. Soldiers also were taken captive by the terrorists.
Fighting in the Sinai continued into Wednesday afternoon, according to reports.