No terrorist group has claimed responsibility in a suicide attack in a packed mosque in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province where 235 bodies have been declared dead and 109 people badly wounded, in early hours of Friday, according to report.
according to an official report, the attack was carried out during a Friday prayer session in a Rawda mosque roughly 40 kilometers west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish by the unknown terrorist group.
Information from State television reported that least 235 people have been recovered dead and 108 wounded in the attack, noted to be one of the ugliest attacks in the Egyptian history of attacks.
You will recall that IS regularly conducts attacks against soldiers and policemen in the peninsula bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, although the frequency and scale of such attacks has diminished over the past year.
The jihadists have since increasingly turned to civilian targets, attacking not only Christians and Sufis but also Bedouin Sinai inhabitants accused of working with the army.