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Egypt mosque attack: Militants kill 235 in North Sinai

Terror attack at the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed said to be the deadliest in country's modern history

Patrick Markey | Reuters  |  Cairo 

Militants killed more than 235 people at a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest attack in the country’s modern history, state media and witnesses said. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but since 2013 Egyptian security forces have battled a stubborn Islamic State affiliate in the mainly desert region, and militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers. State media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies covered in blankets inside the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of El ...

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First Published: Sat, November 25 2017. 03:22 IST