Terrorists attack mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai, at least 75 injured

Gunmen have attacked a mosque in North Sinai at Friday prayers, the Egyptian health ministry said, injuring at least 75 people.

According to eyewitnesses who spoke to Al-Ahram’s Arabic website, the gunmen fired heavily on worshippers after IEDs were detonated at the mosque.

Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told satellite channel Extra News that at least 75 people have been injured.

No information has yet been released about deaths related to the incident.

The attack targeted Al Rawdah mosque in Bir Al-Abed, in the west of Arish province.

Health ministry sources in the governorate said 30 ambulances were deployed to the scene to transport the injured to Arish Bir Al-Abed and Arish General hospitals.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is set to hold a meeting with a security committee to discuss the repercussions of the terrorist attack. 

More to follow.

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