Suspected militants target mosque with bomb, gunfire in Egypt's north Sinai: witnesses

Reuters News
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Posted: Nov 24, 2017 6:39 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Suspected militants set off a bomb and opened fire at a mosque in Egypt's restive northern Sinai on Friday, targeting supporters of the security forces attending prayers there, two eyewitnesses and a security source said.

No casualty figures were immediately available from the attack on Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of Arish city, but eyewitnesses reported ambulances ferrying wounded from the scene to nearby hospitals.

(Reporting Ahmed Tolba and Mohamed Abdellah; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Peter Graff)