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Egypt mosque attack toll rises to 305

Cairo: The death toll from the deadliest terror attack on Muslim worshippers at a mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai region has risen to 305, the state prosecution said on Saturday. Among the deceased are 27 children, Egypt's General Prosecutor Nabil Sadek said in a statement. Sadek said 128 people were injured in the attack, the deadliest terror attack in the country.

Heavily armed terrorists bombed al-Rowda mosque in Al- Arish city during the Friday prayers. The number of terrorists involved in the attack vary from 25 to 30, the statement said, adding that they had raised the Islamic State flag.
They took their positions facing the door of the mosque and its 12 windows before opening fire on the worshipers, it said. The terrorists used five vehicles in the attack and torched 7 vehicles owned by worshippers, the statement added.

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