Latest News Wires Checkpoint attack: Egypt border post attacked, 21 dead near Libya

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called it a 'terrorist attack' on soldiers defending the country's borders that will 'not go unanswered.'

By , Associated Press

Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper/Reuters

Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guard post Saturday in Egypt's western desert in a brazen assault that killed 21 troops deployed in the province along the border with neighboring Libya.