Egypt Hunts For Killers After Mosque Attack Leaves At Least 235 Dead

Egypt Hunts For Killers After Mosque Attack Leaves At Least 235 Dead

Egypt Hunts For Killers After Mosque Attack Leaves At Least 235 Dead

No group immediately claimed responsibility, but since 2013 Egyptian security forces have battled an Islamic State affiliate in the mainly desert region, and militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers. Sufi Islam is a mystical interpretation of the religion and its followers are considered heretics by jihadist movements. Two groups were firing at ambulances to deter them, said Mohamed, a witness.

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi is meeting with a security committee to discuss repercussions of the attack, Masriya TV reported.

Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili: "Our most honest condolences to the families of victims, the Government and the people of Egypt and everyone affected by the heinous attack on the mosque in Sinai".

"It is a cowardly attack that aims to destabilize the [country's] unity, spread bitterness, and make us doubt our abilities", al-Sisi said while addressing the nation, adding, "however, this attack will do nothing but make us stronger and more persistent to combat terrorism".

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Local media also reported the closure of the Arish-Rafah road, further east.

The attackers used automatic weapons, said Diaa Rashwan, the chairman of the state information service.

Some 125 more were injured in the attack - one of the deadliest in Egypt's history.

"Strongly condemn the barbaric terrorist attack on a place of worship in Egypt".

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MENA also said a state of emergency had been declared in Sinai.

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On Twitter, President Donald Trump also condemned the attack, calling it "horrible and cowardly". Our deep condolences at the loss of innocent lives.

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"What is happening is an attempt to stop us from our efforts in the fight against terrorism, to destroy our efforts to stop the awful criminal plan that aims to destroy what is left of our region".

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