Egypt Latest News At Least 235 People Killed Today News Update.

Egypt Latest News At Least 235 People Killed Today News Update.


Hello and welcome to BBC World News the number of people killed in Egypt where militants have attacked a mosque has risen to at least
235 the country’s president is holding an emergency security meeting
It happened in the northern Sinai region near the city of El Arish
Armed men stormed the building and detonated a bomb during Friday prayers one report says the target of the attack
Appeared to be supporters of the security forces who are attending prayers it is the deadliest attack yet in the three-year insurgency in Sinai
Sali Nabil is our correspondent in Cairo and says the attack is also targeted emergency services as they rushed to help the victims
The latest we have is a reaction from the Egyptian presidency
They just issued a statement a short while ago
Condemning the attack saying that this is not going to intimidate Egyptians
It would only make them stronger and more determined to fight terrorism
Three days of national mourning have been already
Announced and the president chaired a meeting for the National Security Council in the morning
We don’t know yet, if any extra measures will be put in place in northern Sinai
but this is by all means an
unprecedented attack whether when it comes to the number of casualties or the style of the attack
We are talking about more than two hundred people killed and more than a hundred
Wounded and we know that some of those injured are in a critical condition so the death toll is expected
To rise in the next few hours
And this is the first time that militants target worshippers inside a mosque over the past three or four years
militants have been operating actively in northern Sinai
They usually target military forces or police forces they also target Christians
They force so many Christian families to flee the area for fear of their lives
But this is the first time they do
Target worshippers inside a mosque and they fired at every person
they saw whether inside or outside the mosque they also targeted and
Cause the trash to the scene to save to save the victims
So this is by all means an unprecedented attack in northern Sinai

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