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The Latest: Militant attacks in Egypt's restive northern Sinai kills at least 30 soldiers

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, army trucks carry Egyptian tanks in a military convoy in El Arish, Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula. Islamic militants on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 50 soldiers, security and military officials said. (AP Photo, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, army trucks carry Egyptian tanks in a military convoy in El Arish, Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula. Islamic militants on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 50 soldiers, security and military officials said. (AP Photo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Smoke rises following an explosion in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, as seen from the Israel-Egypt border, near Kerem Shalom town, southern Israel, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing tens of soldiers, security and military officials said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Smoke rises following an explosion in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, as seen from the Israel-Egypt border, near Kerem Shalom town, southern Israel, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing tens of soldiers, security and military officials said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • Smoke rises following an explosion by an airstrike in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, as seen from the Israel-Egypt Border, in Kerem Shalom town, southern Israel, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing tens of soldiers, security and military officials said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Smoke rises following an explosion by an airstrike in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, as seen from the Israel-Egypt Border, in Kerem Shalom town, southern Israel, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing tens of soldiers, security and military officials said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)  (The Associated Press)

The latest news on the near-simultaneous militant attacks in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula that have killed at least 30 soldiers:

10:35 a.m. (835 GMT GMT)

Egypt's military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir, says fighting is still underway in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, where militants unleashed a wave of attacks targeting the military on Wednesday morning, hitting army checkpoints, including one with a suicide car bombing.

Security and army officials have said that at least 30 troops died in the wave of attacks.

Samir says that clashes are continuing in the area between the armed forces and the militants.

His statement put the number of soldiers killed so far at 10, but the conflicting numbers could not immediately be reconciled in these early stages of the aftermath and an ongoing fluid situation on the ground.