Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi vows to respond with "brute force" after terror attack kills over 200 people


Yesterday, militants launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing at least 235 people. Witnesses say the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers making it the deadliest attack of its kind since an Islamist insurgency in the peninsula was stepped up in 2013.

Reacting to the ugly incident, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi vowed to respond with "brute force" after talks with security officials.


So far, no group has claimed the attack, but militants affiliated with the Islamic State have been responsible for scores of deadly attacks in the province. They usually target security forces and Christian churches.

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