Egypt: At least 235 people killed in mosque attack

| Updated Nov 24, 2017 at 1:04pm

 

 

At least 235 people have been killed in a mosque attack in Egypt’s northern Sinai province, according to state television.

Militants set off a bomb and opened fire on both the worshippers fleeing and the ambulances that had come to treat the injured, say witnesses.

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UPDATE: Egypt: At least 200 people killed in mosque attack

The new death toll has risen to 184 in a mosque attack in Egypt. The gun and bomb attack took place near al-Arish in the Sinai region.

Earlier, the death toll stood at 155 but has risen to 184.

In summary

- Bomb and gun attack at a mosque in Egypt.

- At least 200 people killed and more than 120 injured.

- Witnesses say a bomb was detonated and then gunmen shot at fleeing worshippers and ambulances.

- Three days of mourning announced by Egyptian government.

- It happened in the northern Sinai region where Egypt's security forces are fighting an ISIL insurgency.

Death toll update

The death toll from the bomb and gun attack has risen to 200 people, state television is reporting.

Earlier Reports

UPDATE: Egypt: At least 155 killed in mosque attack

At least 155 people have been killed in a mosque attack in Egypt’s northern Sinai province, according to Mena State news agency.

Suspected militants set off a bomb and opened fire, targeting supporters of the security forces attending prayers there, Reuters reports.

In summary

- Bomb and gun attack at a mosque in Egypt.
- At least 155 people killed and more than 120 injured.
- Witnesses have said gunmen were shooting at ambulances
- Three days of mourning announced by Egyptian government.
- It happened in the northern Sinai region where Egypt's security forces are fighting an ISIL insurgency.

SOURCE: euronews (with Reuters)



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