Friday, November 24, 2017

Egypt declared mourning for 3 days: Toll in mosque bomb attack reaches 235

Toll in mosque bomb attack reaches 235
235 people have been killed, according to a statement by the Egyptian Attorney General,  in a bomb expolosion and gunmen attack on a mosque in Egypt on Friday.

Gunmen opened fire and detonated a bomb in the village of al-Rawda in al-Areesh in northern Sinai during Friday prayers. At least 109 people were injured in the attack, Egyptian state television reported.

Eye witness reports say that the militiants were dressed in military uniforms and drove four 4x4 vehicles in the attack.

Ministry of Health sources said that the attackers have also opened fire on ambulances carrying the injured.

The Egyptian military is pursuing the gunmen in an operation that is led by the armed forces Chief of Staff. A state of emergency has been announced in Cairo.

Eyewitnesses told Al-Arabiya that the terrorists set fire to cars after shooting worshippers at the mosque and then cut off the road leading to the village.

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi held an urgent meeting of the Security Committee, which includes the ministers of defense and interior and the head of the General Intelligence Service, to discuss the repercussions of the mosque incident and the security situation in Sinai in general.

The Presidency of the Republic also declared mourning for 3 days in remembrance of the victims of the bombing of Al-Rawda mosque........


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