At least 235 people have been killed in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula, according to state media.
The attack took place in al-Rawda village, west of El Arish, shortly after Friday prayers.
Egyptian state media MENA provided the death toll, citing an official security source. It also said that 120 people were wounded in the attack.
Egypt has for years been battling an armed movement in the rugged and thinly populated Sinai Peninsula, which has gained pace since the military overthrew democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in mid-2013. source Aljazeera