The officials said on Saturday that the man drove through a checkpoint while exiting the city of el—Arish, chasing away the soldiers manning it.

Egyptian security officials say a truck driver drove through a checkpoint in this northern Sinai city, killing three soldiers and badly injuring a fourth as they slept in their tent.

The officials said on Saturday that the man drove through a checkpoint while exiting the city of el—Arish, chasing away the soldiers manning it.

The truck then swerved toward a roadside tent, killing three sleeping soldiers and badly injuring a fourth.

The officials said the driver is in custody. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

They said it was not clear why the driver stormed the checkpoint.

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