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.
President Sisi declares three days of mourning