Egypt mosque attack

This item appears on page 18 of the January 2018 issue.

In the northern-Sinai town of Bir al-Abed, terrorists posing as Egyptian military attacked a mosque with bombs and guns on Nov. 24, killing more than 300 people and injuring at least 100 others. It was the deadliest single attack in Egypt in decades. The attackers also created roadblocks with burning cars and fired on ambulances making their way to the scene. It is believed that at least 30 attackers were involved in the incident. 

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Egyptian investigators said that the attackers were carrying flags of the Islamist militant group Daesh (ISIL). Shortly after the attack, Egypt performed air strikes against suspected terrorist camps in Sinai.