CAIRO, 27 November (BelTA - Xinhua) - The death toll in a terrorist attack on a mosque on Friday in Egypt's North Sinai has risen to 305 killed, including 27 children, and 128 others were wounded, state news agency MENA reported on Saturday.
The attack occurred in the village of Rawda in Beir el-Abad, 40 km from Arish.
The attack took place after the mosque's preacher started his speech, when the terrorists threw bombs from the windows and doors of the mosque, besieging the worshippers inside, the statement said.
The attackers were riding five jeeps and they set seven cars of the worshippers ablaze before fleeing.
The Interior Ministry declared a state of high alert nationwide.More about Society