At least 115 people were killed and 80 more were wounded when suspected militants set off a bomb and opened fire at a mosque in Egypt’s restive northern Sinai on Nov. 24, state media and eyewitnesses said.
Ambulances ferrying casualties from the scene to nearby hospitals after the attack on Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of Arish city, eyewitnesses reported.
President Abdel Fattah al Sisi convened an emergency security meeting soon after the attack, state television reported.
Egypt’s security forces are battling an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) insurgency in north Sinai, where militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers since fighting there intensified since 2015.
Militants have mostly targeted security forces in their attacks, but have also tried to expand beyond the peninsula by hitting Egyptian Christian churches and pilgrims.