Egypt militants kill two in Sinai checkpoint attack: medics

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CAIRO: Two people died in a militant attack on a security checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai on Wednesday, as a police base elsewhere in the peninsula came under mortar fire, medics said.The medics and security officials said one of the dead appeared to be a civilian whose car was hit by a grenade. They did not identify the other casualty.The checkpoint, in the middle of the peninsula, was manned by soldiers and police, they said.