Egypt: 200 people killed, 120 injured in Al Rowda mosque bomb explosion in Sinai (Representative Image)
At least 200 poeple were killed and 120 others were injured in a bomb explosion and gunfire during Friday prayers near a mosque in the Egypt's restive North Sinai, police said. The bomb was planted near Al Rowda mosque in Al Arish.
According to the sources, gunmen opened fire on worshippers attempting to escape the explosion site.
Egypt Health Ministry spokesperson, Khaled Megahed, said that 75 people were injured during the attack.
Till the time report was filed no group had claimed responsibility of the attack.
Egypt's North Sinai has witnessed many violent attacks by militants since the January 2011 revolution that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak.
The attacks targeting police and military establishments have increased after the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by the military, following massive protests against his rule. Over 700 security personnel have been reported killed since then.
(With agency inputs)