Friday, November 24, 2017

Terrorists attack mosque in Egypt's North Sinai, at least 75 injured

Arish province
Gunmen have attacked a mosque in North Sinai at Friday prayers, the Egyptian health ministry said, injuring at least 75 people.

According to an eyewitness who spoke to Al-Ahram’s Arabic website, the gunmen fired heavily on worshippers after IEDs were detonated at the mosque.

Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told satellite channel Extra News that at least 75 people have been injured.

No information has yet been released about deaths related to the incident.

The attack targeted Al Rawdah mosque in Bir Al-Abed, in the west of Arish province.

Health ministry sources in the governorate said 30 ambulances were deployed to the scene to transport the injured to Arish Bir Al-Abed and Arish General hospitals.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is set to hold a meeting with a security committee to discuss the repercussions of the terrorist attack.


  1. L'attaque d'une mosquée au Sinaï en Egypte a fait de nombreuses victimes vendredi, selon des responsables. Une source de sécurité évoque le nombre de 25 morts et 80 blessés. Une bombe aurait explosé à proximité de la mosquée, selon le journal al-Masry Al-Youm.

    1. Suspected militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing 54 people, the state news agency says.
      Witnesses told Egyptian media it happened in the town of Bir al-Abed near al-Arish during Friday prayers.

    2. Terrorists killed 235 people at a mosque in Egypt's north Sinai region on Friday, detonating a bomb and shooting at fleeing worshippers and ambulances, state media and witnesses said.

      It was one of the deadliest attacks in the region's insurgency. No group claimed immediate responsibility, but since 2014 Egyptian security forces have battled a stubborn Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) affiliate in the north of the mainly desert Sinai, where militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers.

      State media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies covered in blankets inside the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of the city of El Arish.

      State television and the official news agency MENA reported that 235 people had been killed. Scores more were wounded, according to state media.


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