Egypt: 184 dead, scores injured in bomb & gun attack at northern Sinai mosque

184 dead, scores injured in bomb & gun attack at northern Sinai mosque:

184 people have been killed in a coordinated bomb and gun attack in northern Sinai, Egypt, according to state TV. More than 100 were also injured in the blast.

The explosion took place in the vicinity of a mosque during Friday prayer and was accompanied by an armed attack carried out by suspected militants, Reuters reports, citing eyewitnesses and security sources.

Witnesses said the explosive device was detonated next to the Al-Rawdah mosque in the center of the town of Bir al-Abd, according to Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm. Those fleeing the mosque were then reportedly attacked by gunmen.

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