At least 235 people were killed when gunmen open fired and bombed a Mosque in Egypt Friday morning. Government officials say that at least 109 more people were injured in the attack that is being reported as among the deadliest in Egypt’s history.
NBC News (@NBCNews) reports, police sources told the Associated Press (@ap) that men in four off-road vehicles opened fired on worshippers as they pray in the al-Rawdah Mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, which is about 25 miles from the North Sinai provincal capital of el-Arish. Two eyewitnesses told Reuters (@reuters) that the suspected militants targeted supporters of the security forces attending prayers. Citing official sources, state-run MENA reported that the Mosque is largely attended by Sufi Muslims.
Around 50 ambulances were transferring victims to hospitals, according to the Ministry Of Health. A statement issued by Egypt’s General Prosecutor, Nabil Sadiq put the death toll at 235, with at least 109 wounded. No one has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack, as of yet.