A state of emergency has been declared in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
This came after a suicide car bomb attack by suspected jihadists left 30 soldiers dead on Friday.
The bombing was the deadliest attack on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, to the fury of his supporters.
The state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai will remain in place for three months, the president’s office said.
A curfew is in force from 5:00 pm to 7:00 am.
Egypt also announced it would close the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip, the only entry to the Palestinian territory not controlled by Israel.