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Egypt: 235 people killed, scores injured in terror attack on Al Rowda mosque in Sinai

According To The Sources, The Gunmen Opened Fire On Worshippers During The Friday Prayers And Also On The People Fleeing Out From The Mosque After The Explosion.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aishwarya A | Updated on: 24 Nov 2017, 09:50:46 PM
Egypt: 200 people killed, 120 injured in Al Rowda mosque bomb explosion in Sinai (Representative Image)

New Delhi:

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.

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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.

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(With agency inputs)

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First Published : 24 Nov 2017, 06:02:38 PM