An officer was killed and two soldiers were wounded in an attack against al-Arish airport in northern Sinai, announced the Egyptian army.
The attack took place while the defense and interior ministers were inspecting the security situation in the city.
The two ministers were not injured, said a security source.
A military spokesman said in a statement that the attack damaged a helicopter at the facility.
Northern Sinai had turned into a terrorist hub in recent years where several extremist groups have set up camp. Among those is the Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group that swore allegiance to ISIS in 2014 and now operates under the name Sinai State.
Egypt witnessed in November the worst terrorist attack in its modern history when gunmen opened fire at worshipers at the al-Rawda mosque, killing 310.
In wake of the attack, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi ordered his Chief of Staff Mohammed Farid Hijazi to take immediate measures to impose security in the Sinai peninsula.