155 killed in militant attack on Egypt mosque

CAIRO: At least 155 worshippers were killed and 120 others injured when militants struck a mosque during Friday prayers in Egypt’s restive North Sinai region, in the deadliest terror attack in the country.

Miliatants launched a targeted bomb and gun attack on the al-Rowda mosque in Al-Arish city during the Friday prayers, the state-run MENA news agency reported.

After the bomb ripped through the mosque, the gunmen on four off-road vehicles opened fire on the worshippers who tried to escape from the site after the explosion, it said.

About 50 ambulances were rushed to the attack site to shift the injured to hospitals.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. (AGENCIES)


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