An attack that wounded four American soldiers Thursday in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula underscores the growing risks faced by the U.S. contingent stationed there and is likely to fuel an internal debate over whether they should be reinforced with heavier weapons to protect against ISIS.

Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said four U.S. and two Multinational Force and Observer (MFO) peacekeepers were injured in a pair of IED explosions in Northeast Sinai. The victims were evacuated by air to a medical facility where all are receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

“We wish all the wounded soldiers a speedy recovery,” Davis said Thursday night. “The safety and security of U.S. forces remains our top priority and we are committed to taking necessary steps for their protection.”

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