Egypt: Officer killed, 2 injured in shell attack in Sinai Peninsula

An Egyptian military officer was killed and two others were wounded in a missile attack that was launched against a military airport in Sinai northern town of Al-Arish.

The interior ministry announced today a high security alert level, allocating 230,000 security personnel to secure the country’s Christmas celebrations which start next week.

Egypt: air strikes in response to mosque terror attack as death toll rises to 305

Egypt launches air strikes killing militants linked to terrorists after Sinai mosque terror attack.

Death toll raised to 305 as reports claim gunmen carried Isis flags.

Death Toll Rises to 184 in Attack on Mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai

Militants killed 184 people at a mosque in Egypt’s north Sinai region on Friday, detonating a bomb and shooting at fleeing worshippers and ambulances, state media and witnesses said.

It was one of the deadliest attacks in the region’s Islamist insurgency.

No group claimed immediate responsibility, but since 2014 Egyptian security forces have battled a stubborn Islamic State affiliate in the north of the mainly desert Sinai, where militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers.

State media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies covered in blankets inside the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of the city of El Arish.

State television and the official news agency MENA reported that 184 people had been killed. Another 125 were wounded, according to state media.



The five terrorists riding a pickup truck

The five terrorists, riding a pickup truck, opened fire towards the police troops. The exchange of fire killed two terrorists, injured one and forced the rest of them to flee the scene.


(Photo – egypttoday)
The five terrorists, riding a pickup truck, opened fire towards the police troops.