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Egypt mosque attack death toll climbs above 300

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The balance of the victims of a bomb and an armed attack on a Sufi mosque in northern Sinai has risen to 305, with 27 children among the dead, the Egyptian state prosecutor said on Saturday. More 128 people were injured, according to a public prosecutor’s statement read on the Egyptian Nile TV TV channel. Between 25 and 30 armed men carried out the assault on the mosque at Bir al-Abed’s Rawdah Sufi, the statement said. The prosecutor has also provided more details on how the brutal attack took place. The attackers arrived in five SUVs and armed with automatic machine guns, according to the statement. They took their position in front of the mosque and its entrances. The assailants had long beards and hair, they were wearing military suits and armed with heavy machine guns, according to the statement. At least one of those who entered the mosque carried an ISIS flag, he said.

 

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