An explosion has hit Al Rawdah mosque, west of the city of El Arish in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing 75 people, Sky News Arabia reported on November 24 citing the country’s health ministry.
According to Sky News Arabia, the explosion took place during Friday’s prayers and was followed by a gunfire.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The security situation in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is complicated because of the ongoing militant insurgency. Over the recent years, militants have repeatedly attacked civilian and military targets in the area.
#Egypt location of al-Rawda in North #Sinai and the village’s mosque which was targeted in the attack. Reports from scene say an explosion took place inside the mosque (which may be Sufi)&small arms fire targeted those who fled. pic.twitter.com/JS3HgfxDli
— Oded Berkowitz (@Oded121351) 24 November 2017