Suspected Islamist militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing nearly 200 people, Egyptian state media has said. The death toll is still rising.
Witnesses say the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, roughly 40km west of the provincial capital of El-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers.
Local police said men in four off-road vehicles opened fire on worshippers. In a region with a long and horrific history of terrorist slaughter, this counts as one of the worst. Only the butchery of the Algerian civil war in the 1990s is comparable.
RTÉ News: At least 184 killed in Egypt mosque attack