The extremist Islamic State group says it used a suicide vehicle bomb in its deadly attack on a police convoy in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
The death toll from an Islamic State attack on a security convoy in Egypt's North Sinai province has climbed to 18 policemen, including two officers, security and medical sources said on Monday.
Seven people, three policemen and four ambulance workers, were also injured in the attack, reports add.
They expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Egypt, and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.
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Council members reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to worldwide peace and security, and underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these "reprehensible acts of terrorism" to justice.
The attack occurred on the road that links Al Qantara and Al Arich, the capital of the North Sinai region while the security forces were conducting an operation in the area.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack, issuing a statement through it's AMAQ media agency.
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