Egypt Mosque Attack Death Toll Rises To 305, Including 27 Children
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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