Attack against the Errawda Mosque: The response of the Egyptian army
Egyptian aviation "destroyed several vehicles used in Friday's attack" on a mosque in eastern Egypt, which killed at least 305 worshipers, the army said on Friday night.

The air force has also "targeted several terrorist homes containing weapons and ammunition," said army spokesman Tamer el-Refai.

Friday, in a televised speech, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who decreed three days of national mourning, and promised to respond "with brutal force" to this attack. "The armed forces and the police will avenge our martyrs," he said.

The attack took place in the Egyptian province of North Sinai. Armed men arose in the small village of Bir el-Abed. They surrounded the Al-Rawda Mosque with their pickups before blowing up a bomb outside the building where many worshipers were participating in Friday's Great Prayer. After the explosion, the attackers strafed the panicked believers who were trying to escape. Then they set the cars of the faithful on fire to block the roads leading to the mosque. This is the deadliest attack Egypt has ever known.

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