Egypt mosque attack death toll rises to 305, including 27 children

2017-11-25 14:40
Sulieman Awad receives medical treatment at the Suez Canal University hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, a day after he was injured during an attack on a mosque. (AP)

Sulieman Awad receives medical treatment at the Suez Canal University hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, a day after he was injured during an attack on a mosque. (AP)

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Cairo - The death toll from an attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai rose to 305 including 27 children, the state prosecution said Saturday in a statement detailing the gruesome massacre.

It said there were between 25 and 30 attackers with long hair and beards, dressed in camouflage and flying a black banner with the Muslim profession of faith on it, which could be a description of the Islamic State group's flag.

They surrounded the mosque and opened fire on the worshippers on Friday, it said.

The attackers had arrived in five all-terrain vehicles and later set fire to seven cars belonging to the worshippers.

The statement said witnesses recounted hearing gunshots and explosions before some of the assailants entered the mosque.

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