The president of Egypt is promising to respond to a recent terrorist attack with, quote, "brute force". What happened there in Friday is believed to be the deadliest terror assault in Egypt`s history.
As many as 30 gunmen wearing military uniforms targeted a mosque in the nation`s Sinai Peninsula. This is an area of eastern Egypt, where the country`s military is attacked almost daily by people affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group. In Friday`s attack, 305 worshippers were killed and 128 others were wounded.
The mosque that was targeted is known as the birthplace of an important Sufi religious leader. Sufism is a branch of Islam that some Muslim fundamentalists disagree with. An Egyptian official says at least one of the attackers was carrying an ISIS flag, though the group hasn`t yet said it was responsible.
A local volunteer says people in the community rushed to donate blood to help the victims. The day after the attack, Egypt warplanes targeted what the country described as terrorist outposts, placing containing weapons, ammunition and terrorist themselves.