235 people lost their lives when shooters fired and exploded a bomb at an Egypt’s mosque in Sinai Peninsula on Friday. Government officials told that at least 109 are injured in the brutal terror attack, and it is the deadliest in the history of Egypt.
A military source said that the Egyptian army searches for the attackers of a Sufi mosque. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt, promised to reply to the heinous attack on al Rawdah mosque with a devil force.
No one has declared the responsibility of Sinai attack, but the strike bears the indication of an attack by ISIS. This attacked mosque is the birthplace of a Sufi preacher. Sufism is a symbolic branch of Islam that few ultra-conservative Muslims consider unorthodox.
According to the Ministry of Health, approximately 50 ambulances were moving the victims to the hospitals. A statement issued by Nabil Sadiq, General Prosecutor of Egypt put the demise number at 235.
A Health Ministry official told Al Jazeera TV that “THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE INSIDE THE MOSQUE AND ITS’ ONLY A SMALL MOSQUE.”
He added that the shooter fired at the devotees escaping the initial attack. There have been many attacks on the Coptic Christian minority of the country, but mosques strikes are uncommon, and the Friday’s assault stunned many people all over Egypt.
While the security forces have been fighting Islamist activists in northern Sinai for years and the violence resulted after 2013 expulsion of President Mohammed Morsi.
On Twitter, U.S president Donald Trump called the terror attack as” cowardly and horrible.”
Horrible and cowardly terrorist attack on innocent and defenseless worshipers in Egypt. The world cannot tolerate terrorism, we must defeat them militarily and discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
El-Sissi’s office said U.S. President offered the sympathy.
El-Sissi said on state television:
“I REPEAT MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES OF THE MARTYRS AND MY WISHES FOR A WELL RECOVERY OF THE INJURED OEPLE” AND ONCE AGANS I WANT TO TELL ALL THE EGYPTIANS THAT THIS CONDITION WILL BOOST OUR DETERMINATION TO FACE TERRORISM WITH ALL OUR POWER.”
At least 235 people were killed in an attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula; no one has immediately claimed responsibility Any bets on who is responsible ⁉️#FridayThoughts pic.twitter.com/2c0Ohy5SUg
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