A blast targeted an armoured vehicle, a military spokesman said.
The Egyptian army killed two suspected militants on Friday in restive North Sinai, a day after a blast targeted an armoured vehicle, a military spokesman said.
Army spokesman Tamer Al Rifai said the suspects died in an exchange of fire in a farming area of the region in eastern Egypt, and that arms, ammunition and walkie-talkies were seized.
Egypt's army said on Thursday that 10 soldiers, including an officer, were killed or wounded in an explosion that day targeting an armoured vehicle near Bir Al Abed in North Sinai.
Egypt's Pope Tawadros II (centre) attends the funeral of an Egyptian soldier in Bir Al Abed, Egypt. AFP
It gave no further details on Friday on the army's casualties.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, according to a statement posted by its propaganda unit, Amaq News Agency.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi extended his condolences to the victims on Twitter.
North Sinai has been at the centre of a long-running Islamist insurgency spearheaded by a local affiliate of the Daesh.
"National security received intelligence about terrorist elements hiding out in a home in Bir Al Abed, where they were planning to launch hostile operations," the ministry said in a statement.
Col. Tamer El Rifai said in his statement late on Saturday that the raids and airstrikes took place last week in the towns of Bir Al-Abed, Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid. He said forces dismantled at least five explosive devices and destroyed two four-wheel drive vehicles and a storehouse.
The building collapsed early on Saturday. State newspaper Al-Ahram said that search and rescue workers recovered the bodies over the course of the day.
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