Egypt mosque attack: Over 200 people killed after militants detonate bomb and fire on worshippers | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Egypt mosque attack: Over 200 people killed after militants detonate bomb and fire on worshippers

AT least 200 people have been killed after militants bombed a Sufi mosque and fired on worshippers in Egypt’s volatile Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers.

The extremists attacked the al-Rawdah mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, 25 miles from the North Sinai provincial capital of el-Arish, opening fire from four off-road vehicles on worshippers inside during the sermon.

The attack, which has left more than 100 others injured, appears to be the latest by the area’s Islamic State affiliate.

Police officers said victims were being transferred to local hospitals and militants had blocked escape routes from the area by blowing up cars and leaving the burning wrecks blocking the roads.

The attack was the largest single targeting of Egyptian civilians and the first on a large mosque congregation since the IS affiliate began its campaign of violence against the state following the military’s 2013 overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president.

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