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Churches’ bells ring out for Al-Rawda mosque attack victims

Saturday 25/November/2017 - 01:26 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad- Basant Ahmed
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that the churches bells ring out today at 12:00 o’clock Cairo local time، in solidarity with the brothers in the homeland، Extra News said.

The church offered condolences to the families of the victims.

Al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed in Al Arish was targeted during Friday prayers when a number of militants set off a bomb and opened fire on people attending prayers at a mosque in the country's north Sinai region on Friday. the attack left 305 killed and 128 injured.

More than 50 ambulances ferried casualties from the scene to nearby hospitals after the attack on al-Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed، west of Arish city.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi convened an immediate emergency security meeting after the attack.
Meanwhile، security services have tightened the security measures coinciding with declaring state of emergency nationwide.

Egypt presidency declared 3-day mourning، following the attack.

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