Since Sisi came to power, hundreds of troops and police have been killed in often sophisticated attacks by militants in the northern Sinai region, where Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group pledged allegiance to Islamic State in 2014.
The Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice and urged all states to cooperate actively with the Egyptian government and all relevant authorities in this regard.
An official statement issued on October 21 said the incident would be investigated, suggesting that the heavy death toll may have been partially caused by incompetence, intelligence failures, or lack of coordination.
At least 50 police officers have been killed in a shootout with militants in Egypt when they launched a raid in the Western Desert.
The UN Security Council on Saturday condemned "in the strongest terms" Friday's terrorist attack in El Wahat desert in Egypt, where a large number of policemen were killed and injured.
The country has been in a heightened state of turmoil and violence since the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's first democratically-elected president, in mid-2013 following mass protests against his rule. The insurgency has continued even as Egypt's military and police forces claim to have killed thousands of suspected terrorists. In recent months, another group called the Hasm Movement also has targeted security officials and judges, adding a deadly new dimension to the security threats facing the country.
One security source said the convoy was attacked from higher ground by militants firing rocket-propelled grenades and detonating explosive devices on the ground.
Hasm later claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in a statement that 28 members of the security forces were killed, with 32 injured.
No militant group immediately claimed involvement in Friday's shootout.