An attack on a Sufi mosque in the North Sinai region of Egypt resulted in the death of at least 235 people, while 109 were injured, local media reported on Friday.
The #Sinai mosque attacked by terrorists in Egypt was a Sufi mosque, and Sufi Muslims are perpetually targeted by extremists
235 killed, 109 injured in attack. Prayers for Egypt. pic.twitter.com/t8k6mxUzjJ
— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) November 24, 2017
— Ahram Online (@ahramonline) November 24, 2017
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the country’s military and police would “avenge our martyrs” and respond “using brute force against those fragments of terrorists” to ensure security.
According to Reuters, the Egyptian military has already begun conducting air strikes in the area of the incident.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump called the attack “horrible” and “cowardly,” urging the international community to work to discredit extremism.
Horrible and cowardly terrorist attack on innocent and defenseless worshipers in Egypt. The world cannot tolerate terrorism, we must defeat them militarily and discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017