Cairo: The Egypt Mosque attack, which claimed over 300 lives and wounded scores of worshippers on Friday, was carried out by dozens of men wearing military combat uniforms and armed with automatic machine guns.
Twenty-five to 30 attackers arrived in five SUVs at the al Rawdah Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abed on Friday. Some wore masks and at least one was carrying an ISIS flag, reported CNN, citing the state prosecutor as saying in a statement to the state-run media outlet.
They positioned themselves at the building’s entrances and the front of the mosque shortly before the massive gunfire and loud explosions rang out.
On Friday, terrorists stormed a packed mosque in the Bir al-Abd region of Egypt’s north Sinai.
An explosion reportedly took place inside the mosque when worshippers were carrying out their afternoon prayers.
Following the explosion, gunmen arrived in cars and opened fire at the fleeing crowd.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
The al Rawdah Sufi mosque is known as the birthplace of an important Sufi cleric.
Sufism is a branch of Islam that some jihadists consider heretical. (ANI)