Egypt soldier killed in Sinai bombing

An Egyptian soldier was killed and at least two were wounded Saturday when a roadside bomb targeted their armoured vehicle in the restive Sinai peninsula, security officials and witnesses said.

Militants planted the bomb on the side of a road that runs south of the regional capital El-Arish, the officials said, adding that three suspects have been arrested.

Militant attacks in north Sinai have killed scores of Egyptian soldiers and policemen since the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

The army has poured troops into the mountainous and underdeveloped peninsula, which borders the Palestinian Gaza Strip and Israel, to combat the growing militancy.