Egypt: At least 305 killed in bomb and shooting attack at mosque during Friday prayers
At least 305 people have been killed and 200 wounded after ISIS-linked Muslim terrorists set off a suicide bomb and opened fire at a mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai province.
The terror attack on Friday targeted supporters of the security forces attending prayers there, two eyewitnesses and a security source said.
Four off-road vehicles arrived at Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, near Arish city, during the sermon section of prayers.
Survivors told local media that those who were not killed in the blast and tried to run away were gunned down.
Pictures on social media showed dozens of bodies, clothes soaked with blood, laid out on the mosque’s floor. Others showed ambulances lining up at the mosque’s entrance to take the wounded to nearby hospitals.
Death tolls from the attack vary. A health ministry spokesperson said that 184 people were killed, adding it is feared the toll will rise.
While no claim of responsibility has yet been made, Egypt has been fighting ISIS terrorists in Sinai since 2014.
UPDATE: Egypt’s military launches “Operation Revenge of the Martyrs” against ISIS positions in Sinai after President Sisi vowed BRUTAL FORCE in response to mosque attack, the deadliest terror attack in Egypt’s modern history.