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Egypt declares three days of mourning after Sinai attack

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 01:03

Egyptian President Sisi has declared three days of mourning after hundreds of worshippers were killed at a mosque attack in Sinai. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the country's military and police would respond "with brutal strength" in a statement in Cairo on Friday (November 24) after an attack on a mosque in North Sinai left more than 230 people dead. Naming the perpetrators "Takfiris", a term for hardline Sunni Muslims, he announced a period of mourning after the attack and said it would increase the country's resolve to oppose terrorism. Militants detonated a bomb and gunned down worshippers in the deadliest attack in the country's modern history on Friday, state media and witnesses said. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but since 2013 Egyptian security forces have battled a stubborn Islamic State affiliate in the mainly desert region, and militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers.

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Egypt declares three days of mourning after Sinai attack

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 01:03