Over 50 killed in Egypt mosque attack, government calls 'security meet'

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Attackers used IED and open fired at worshippers (Representational image)
Attackers used IED and open fired at worshippers (Representational image)

Arish : More than 50 people have been killed in a bomb attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Friday. No terrorist group has claimed the attack so far.

Initial inputs suggest that the assailants had planted home-made explosives in the mosque in the northern city of Arish. They detonated the bombs when worshipers were leaving after prayers.

The reports also suggest that the assailants shot at people who tried to escape the bomb attack.

In another report by AhramOnline, it is stated that Health ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed told satellite channel Extra News that at least 75 people have been injured. He also added that soon after the attack was reported, the government sent 30 ambulances to the scene.

The injured people have been shifted to Arish Bir Al-Abed and Arish General hospital.

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has also called an emergency meeting with security officials to discuss the attack and the future course of action.