Death toll in Sinai attack rises to 305, including 27 children

Egyptian official says terrorists waved ISIS flags during attack, Arab news outlet says road to Gaza closed.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

The mosque attacked on Friday
The mosque attacked on Friday
Reuters

The death toll from Friday's terror attack on Muslim worshipers in a Sinai mosque rose to 305, including 27 children. An additional 128 people were injured.

In the attack, terrorists set off a bomb near a mosque in al-Rawda, near the city of El-Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula. Following the explosion, the terrorists began shooting those who fled the scene. Local media claimed the attack was a suicide attack.

One source said there were between 10 and 20 terrorists. According to the state prosecutor, there were up to thirty terrorists, dressed in camouflage suits.

Though none of the terrorist groups known to be in the Sinai peninsula claimed responsibility, an Egyptian official reported that terrorists waved ISIS flags as they carried out their attack.

Since the attack, Egyptian police have carried out several strikes on terror targets in the Sinai. In addition, the Egyptian government declared three days of mourning, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called a meeting of his security cabinet.

One Arab news source said the road between El-Arish and Gaza was closed following the attack.

WARNING: Video may contain graphic pictures.


More Arutz Sheva videos:


top