The incident happened when ISIL-affiliated terrorists attacked several checkpoints in Sheikh Zuweid town.
They also clashed with Egyptian forces. Security sources say the terrorists planted bombs along a road between Sheikh Zuweid and an army camp to prevent the movement of army supplies and reinforcements.
This is said to be one of the biggest coordinated assaults in the province. A number of terrorists have also been killed. Meanwhile, two explosions have been heard in the town of Rafah forcing the army to close the border crossing.
Egypt has deployed more troops to the area. Egyptian officials say they have launched strikes on terrorists using F-16 fighter jets. The Israeli army has also sent more forces to the Egyptian border.