IS suicide bomber kills 4 Bedouin guards in northern Sinai

Egyptian security officials say an Islamic State suicide bomber killed four Bedouins and wounded others in an attack in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

They say the attacker, driving a car filled with explosives, struck a checkpoint near the town of Rafah manned by members of the powerful Tarabeen tribe.

The Egyptian army has been battling a powerful Islamic State affiliate in northern Sinai since 2014.

Clashes erupted last week between the militants and local Bedouin tribes after IS fighters shot at a truck smuggling cigarettes into an area where the extremists have banned tobacco.