Israel closes borders with Egypt, Gaza after deadly attacks in Sinai
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Israel closes borders with Egypt, Gaza after deadly attacks in Sinai

ISIS had killed dozens of soldiers at Egyptian checkpoins

KEREM SHALOM, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 12: Israeli army officers close the border gate after the last Israeli troops withdrew through the Kerem Shalom crossing into Israel from the southern Gaza Strip on September 12, 2005 in Kerem Shalom, Israel. Israel completed its pullout from the Gaza Strip bringing an historical end to 38 years of occupation of the Palestinian territory. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
KEREM SHALOM, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 12: Israeli army officers close the border gate after the last Israeli troops withdrew through the Kerem Shalom crossing into Israel from the southern Gaza Strip on September 12, 2005 in Kerem Shalom, Israel. Israel completed its pullout from the Gaza Strip bringing an historical end to 38 years of occupation of the Palestinian territory. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

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.

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