Islamist militants attacked a Sufi mosque in Egypt on Friday.
At least 235 people were killed.
The attack is reportedly one of the deadliest on civilians in Egypt’s modern history.
Islamist militants attacked a Sufi mosque in Egypt on Friday, killing at least 235 and wounding at least 130 people, according to the Associated Press and New York Times.
The attack, reportedly one of the deadliest on civilians in Egypt’s modern history, happened at a mosque in the North Sinai town of Bir al-Abed, which is 125 miles northeast of Cairo.
Although no one has taken credit for the attack yet, the militants are believed to be affiliated with ISIS, who considers Sufi Muslims heretics. Egypt has also been fighting the ISIS’ North Sinai branch since 2013.
Here’s how the attack unfolded:
About 1:50 pm, local time, dozens of militants riding in jeeps detonated at least two bombs inside the Sufi mosque in the North Sinai town of Bir al-Abd. The militants set up ambush locations and opened fire on worshippers as they fled the church, as well as ambulances as they arrived to treat and transport the wounded. …read more
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