On Friday November 24, terrorist carried out an attack in a mosque in the province of Sinai, North Egypt killing at least 235 people and injuring more than a hundred, which left the nearby hospitals overwhelmed.
The mosque is situated in Bir al-Abed, 130 miles from Cairo, capital of Egypt.
Some people who were at scene of the attack said that militants came to the al-Rawda mosque were many Sufi Musling were practising their Friday prayers and bombed the place as well as shooting at them.
There are also reports of vehicles parked nearby being set on fire.
There are still no claims for the deadliest attack in the modern history of Egypt.
Usually the targets of terror attacks in the aria are Christian churches.
On Friday afternoon the target were the Sufi Muslims, as this mosque is known for being the birthplace of Sheikh Eid al-Jariri, a Sufi cleric who is seen as the founder of Sufism in the Sinai Peninsula.
Even Though the Sufis are accepted in the community the jihadists see them as heretics, in fact they said last December that they would have killed them for being Sufis.
The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, reacted to the attack saying that he will respond with “brute force” he also said: “ The police and military will avenge our martyrs and restore peace and security”.
The Egyptian military responded after few hours from the attack by launching some airstrikes to the mountains of Bir al-Abed, believed to be the place where the terrorists stocked their weapons and vehicles.
Al-Sisi offered his condolences to the families of the victims and also declared three days of national mourning.