More than 300 killed in terror attack in Sinai, Egypt

27 November 2017 (Last Updated November 27th, 2017 14:35)

Militants reportedly linked to ISIS attacked the Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, north Sinai, Egypt, killing more than 300 people and injuring 128 others.

Militants reportedly linked to ISIS attacked the Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, north Sinai, Egypt, killing more than 300 people and injuring 128 others.

The terror attack occurred during Friday prayers at the mosque, according to media sources.

Nearly 30 attackers in military uniforms arrived in vehicles and surrounded the mosque to carry out the bomb and gun attack.

Some militants wore masks and were carrying an ISIS flag, reported state-run Nile TV citing Egypt chief prosecutor Nabil Sadeq.

Sadeq was quoted by Reuters as saying: “They numbered between 25 and 30, carrying the ISIS flag and took up positions in front of the mosque door and its 12 windows with automatic rifles.”

“They numbered between 25 and 30, carrying the ISIS flag and took up positions in front of the mosque door and its 12 windows with automatic rifles.”

Egyptian security forces have reported conducted airstrikes on the terrorist locations near Bir al-Abed.

To date, ISIS militants have killed several police and soldiers in the Sinai region over the past three years, The Guardian reported.

US President Donald J. Trump condemned the attack and committed to stand with Egypt in the face of terrorism.

British Prime Minister’s official spokesperson said that Theresa May spoke to Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The spokesperson said: “They spoke about the attack being a terrible example of the threat Egypt faces and the Prime Minister reassured President Sisi that the UK stands ready to help in any way possible.

“They agreed that terrorism was an international problem and that it was important for countries to work closely together and share expertise to counter the growing threat of terrorism around the world. They welcomed continued bilateral cooperation in this area.”