Egyptian football club, El Qanah announced that one of their players, Ibrahim Konsha, has died at the hands of Islamist militants.

The 28-year-old Konsha, who was fulfilling his national service, was one of nine soldiers killed in the Sinai peninsula.

The club in a statement said “our player Ibrahim Konsha died in terrorist attacks against a battalion of the Egyptian Army”. The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the series of attacks targeting checkpoints in Sheikh Zweid.

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