Egypt mosque during Friday prayers killing 184 by assessment

Several bombs exploded and one then opened fire on believers who left the prayer house.

By bomb attacks and fighting at a mosque in the Egyptian Bir-al-Abed in the Sinai are Friday sure 184 deaths. The State press agency MENA reported that based on safety resources.

Let terrorists according to the security services several bombs explode at the prayer house and then opened fire on believers who just came out after Friday prayers.

State media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies were covered with blankets. "They shot at people who left the mosque," said a resident told Reuters. "They fired on the ambulances."

In the field fighting the army for some time against militants with links to Daesh. The security forces are often the target of the attacks, but also Christian churches and pilgrims are affected in recent times. President Abdel Fattah al Sisi invested directly after the attack a crisis meeting. Egypt has proclaimed three days of national mourning.

According to the security services were at least 120 people injured.

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