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Hundreds Dead in Mosque Attack in Egypt

A bombing and gun attack, an apparent ISIS operation, took hundreds of lives during morning prayers on Friday.

By NTK Staff | 11.24.2017 @8:58am
Hundreds Dead in Mosque Attack in Egypt

Hundreds were killed in an apparent ISIS attack at a mosque on the Sinai peninsula in Egypt on Friday morning.

During morning prayers at the mosque, according to the Associated Press, terrorists hit the center of worship in the town of Bir-al-Abd:

Egyptian state news agency MENA reports that 54 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting attack on a mosque in the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area’s local Islamic State affiliate.

Citing official sources, MENA said 75 people were also wounded in the attack on the al-Rawdah mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, 40 km (25 miles) from the North Sinai provincial capital of el-Arish.

Earlier, officials said militants in four off-road vehicles bombed the mosque and fired on worshippers during the sermon segment of Friday prayers.

MENA later updated the death count to over 155, making it one of the deadliest single terror attacks in the world this year.

Even though ISIS is all but defeated on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, it’s apparent the fight is still not over, and ISIS operatives continue to disperse to targets around the globe.

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