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235 Killed In Bombing, Ambush Attack At Mosque In Egypt

At least 235 people were killed and more than 100 others were injured on Friday in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt. The attack reportedly occurred as prayers were ongoing at a mosque in Al Rawdah in Egypt’s North Sinai province. The Associated Press reports that gunmen, in off-road vehicles, opened fire on mosque-goers as they were trying to flee after a bomb blast. CNN reported that the militants also opened fire on ambulances that were transporting the wounded out of the area. A spokesman for the country’s health ministry called it a terror attack, as Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi has called for a three-day period of national mourning. ISIS affiliates have, in recent years, launched attacks throughout the country following the overthrow of former leader Mohammed Morsi. No group has claimed responsibility yet for Friday’s attack. President Trump has weighed in on the attack, writing on Twitter: “Horrible and cowardly terrorist attack on innocent and defenseless worshipers in Egypt. The world cannot tolerate terrorism, we must defeat them militarily and discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence!”

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