used to be based in the country.
More than 100 are also reported wounded. There's been no immediate claim of responsibility, but Egypt's battle against insurgents in Sinai has worsened since the 2013 revolution now includes members of Islamic State. Attacks have expanded past military and police in the desert, into cities and civilians. Reuters
>> We have seen, in general, the militants have been focusing their attacks, killing hundreds of police and soldiers since 2013. But there have been some recent attacks against churches as well. There have been some attacks against tourists but if they have really been targeting this specific mosque, this would really indicate a very significant shift in their tactics.
And one in which would probably engender a lot more resentment from a population that is already in large terms cooperating with the Egyptian army and police to fight the militancy there.>> President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has declared three days of mourning in the country, vowing vengeance on the perpetrators.
Security sources tell Reuters the military conducted airstrikes in the area around the mosque just hours after the attack occurred.