Death toll in Egypt mosque attack rises to 235: state TV

A view of the Rawda mosque, roughly 40km west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, after a gun and bombing attack, on November 24, 2017. A bomb explosion ripped through the mosque before gunmen opened fire killing at least 235 worshippers, officials said. PHOTO | STRINGER | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The official Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website that at least 184people were killed and 80 wounded in the attack, which is unprecedented in a four-year insurgency by Islamist extremist groups.

  • The Islamic State group's Egypt branch has killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers, and also civilians accused of working with the authorities, in attacks in the north of the Sinai peninsula.

Armed attackers on Friday killed at least 235 worshippers in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province, in the country's deadliest attack in recent memory.

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