President Sisi declares three days of mourning

Al-Masry Al-Youm

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held an emergency security meeting with Defense Minister Sedki Sobhai and the head of General Intelligence, Khalid Fawazy, to discuss the appropriate response in the aftermath of the Al-Rawaada mosque attack.

Sisi subsequently declared three days of mourning, reported state-run newspaper Akhbar Al Youm. Egypt’s General Prosecutor released an official statement on Friday evening, confirming that death toll of the Al-Rawaady mosque bombing reached 235 and left 109 others injured.

On Friday Morning, a massive explosion in Al-Rawada mosque, located in the town of Beur El Abes, in North Sinai’s Al-Arish. The improvised explosive device, targeted worshippers gathering for Friday prayers.

The explosion was followed by gunfire from unknown militants who stationed ahead of the mosque’s gates.