Masked gunmen kill 2 Egyptian soldiers

Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi raise up posters with the four finger symbol during a demonstration against the military backed government in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on September 13, 2013. Thousands of Morsi supporters rallied in Cairo after Friday prayers chanting angry slogans against the military, with clashes reported elsewhere in Egypt. The four finger symbol, known as 'Rabaa', meaning four in Arabic, is used to remember those killed in the crackdown on the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo in July.</p>

Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi raise up posters with the four finger symbol during a demonstration against the military backed government in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on September 13, 2013. Thousands of Morsi supporters rallied in Cairo after Friday prayers chanting angry slogans against the military, with clashes reported elsewhere in Egypt. The four finger symbol, known as 'Rabaa', meaning four in Arabic, is used to remember those killed in the crackdown on the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo in July.

Masked gunmen fired on a military vehicle near the Egyptian city of Ismailiya on Friday, killing two soldiers and wounding an officer and another soldier, a security official said.

The attack took place on the desert road between Cairo and Ismailiya when the assailants in a car without number plates opened fire, said the official.

He said one soldier died instantly and the other succumbed to his wounds in hospital, adding that the army closed the road briefly after the incident.

On September 24 a policeman was killed and two others wounded in a similar attack on their vehicle near Ismailiya.

The Suez Canal city and areas around it have seen regular attacks on police and military personnel, especially since the military toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.

More than 100 policemen have been killed across Egypt in attacks and clashes since Morsi's ouster.