There was a deadly attack in Egypt this morning as gunmen opened fire on worshippers at a mosque.
President Trump released a statement via twitter saying:
Horrible and cowardly terrorist attack on innocent and defenseless worshippers in Egypt. The world cannot tolerate terrorism, we must defeat them militarily and discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence!-Donald J Trump
The attack happened in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, when four men in off-road vehicles descended on the mosque. The attacks have been happening since 1990’ with various Islamic militant insurgency.
The militants opened fire from four off-road vehicles on the hundreds of worshippers attending the sermon in the mosque. They also blocked off escape routes from the area by blowing up cars and leaving the burning wrecks blocking the roads, three police officers on the scene said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press.-News1130
According to CNN, there was an explosion in the mosque and gunmen opened fire on people trying to flee. President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi who has been the President of Egypt since 2014 had this to say:
El-Sissi said that the attack “will not go unpunished” and that Egypt will persevere with its war on terrorism. The suffering of the victims was not in vain, he added, and will only “add to our insistence” to combat terrorism.-news24
Prime Minister Trudeau had this to say:
Canada strongly condemns today’s bombing of a mosque in Egypt. Our thoughts are with the victims & all those injured in this heinous attack.-Justin Trudeau
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