>> Mourners pay their respects at the funerals for the hundreds of worshipers killed at a mosque in Egypt on Friday, one day after the bloodiest attack in Egypt's modern history. Witnesses say a bomb struck in a mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed in the North Sinai region.
Scores of gunmen set up outside the building in off road vehicles then opened fire on those trying to escape. No group has claimed responsibility. But officials say the attackers were carrying an Islamic state flag. The militant group has a surviving branch in the region after it suffered defeats in Iraq and Syria.
Egypt's battle against insurgents in Sinai has worsened since the 2013 revolution. Militants have killed hundreds of police and soldiers in the region. On Friday President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said he will respond with quote, brute force to combat the terrorists. Over night, Egypt's military said it had carried out air strikes and raids.
In Cairo, residents are angry over the mosque attack.>> If one person dies, that's unfair. It is unfair what is happening to the Egyptian people. It is unfair for our children, siblings and families. It is unfair for a person to die holding his son in his arms. Did God order this?
Where is faith, religion, and Islam that they call for?>> Local sources say some of the worshipers were Sufi Muslims. Groups such as Islamic State consider that branch of Islam targets because they revere saints and shrines, which to Islamists is idolatry.