Egypt: Militants kill at least 235 in attack on Sinai mosque

Egypt Sinai: Bomb and gun attack on mosque

The Egyptian military kicked off a hunt for the attackers of a Sufi mosque in the northern Sinai, a military source said, combing the area of Friday's assault that killed at least 235 people - thought to be the deadliest terror attack on the country's soil.

View of the Rawda mosque after a gun and bombing attack on November 24, 2017.

MENA also said a state of emergency had been declared in Sinai. They also shot at anyone who tried to escape, a security official told Efe news agency.

"In this hour of tragedy, the government and the people of India stand by the government and the people of Egypt", he said.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman strongly denounced the killing of the worshippers as "a coward terrorist action that killed honest secured people in one of God's houses".

Such an evil and cowardly terrorist attack on worshipers in Egypt.

The president further promised that Egypt's army and policemen will shortly reestablish control and security, asserting, "we will respond to this terrorist attack vigorously".

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"The world can not tolerate terrorism, we must defeat them militarily and discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence", he added.

The attack was the largest single targeting of Egyptian civilians and the first on a large mosque congregation since the IS affiliate began its campaign of violence against the state following the military's 2013 overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella sent a cable of condolences over the victims. Our strength & resolve will overpower their extremist ideology.

"We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will", tweeted Trump.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Egypt's security forces are battling an ISIL insurgency in north Sinai.

President of Evangelical Church in Egypt Andrea Zaki condemned the terrorist attack, saying it aims at destabilizing the security and stability in Egypt.

Three police officers, cited by the Associated Press, but wishing to remain anonymous, said that four men who had arrived in off-road vehicles opened fire on worshippers during the sermon.

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