The attack in Egypt: 115 killed, hundreds more injured (photos)

The attack in Egypt: 115 killed, hundreds more injured (photos)

At least 115 people were killed and dozens injured in a suicide attack at a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

About it reports Reuters, citing Egyptian state news Agency Mena.
The tragedy occurred in the mosque of al-Raud in Bir al-Abed, West of the city of Arish. According to witnesses, gunmen in four SUVs first activated the explosive device at the mosque, and then fired at those gathered for Friday prayers, the faithful, who began to run out of the room. According to preliminary data, injuring more than 120 people, was hospitalized in the nearest hospitals.

The attack in Egypt: 115 killed, hundreds more injured (photos)

Some witnesses say that the terrorists fired at the car «fast» evacuation of wounded from the explosion. Most of the dead were civilians.

Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Khalil Al-Sisi convened an emergency meeting. On the detention of terrorists has not yet been reported, as yet no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to the Guardian, the Egyptian security forces in the North of the Sinai Peninsula are fighting with the militants of the Islamic state in the last three years. During that time killed hundreds of people.

Egypt declared three days of mourning.

UPDATE: Egyptian President Sisi is to hold an emergency security cabinet meeting after massive explosion at a mosque killed dozens of worshipers in the northern Sinai peninsula.

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