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at least 85 killed in mosque attack in sinai, egypt


cairo—unknown gunmen armed with explosives attacked a mosque in egypt’s restive sinai peninsula, killing 85 people and wounding 80 others, according to health ministry officials quoted by state media.the attack took place during friday prayers at the al rawda mosque in the town of be’r al sabea, west of the city of al-arish, state media said. no...






at least 235 killed in mosque attack in sinai, egypt


at least 235 people were killed and 109 injured when gunmen armed with explosives attacked a sufi-linked mosque in egypt’s restive sinai peninsula, according to officials quoted by the state media, the deadliest assault in the country’s modern history.the assailants detonated a bomb at the al rawda mosque in the town of ber al abd, west of the city of al-arish, state media said, before firing at people trying to flee. several ambulance vehicles were fired upon as they tried to ferry the injured from the scene, state television...






state media: hundreds killed in egypt mosque attack


at least 130 people were injured, the mena news agency reported.        






egypt mosque attack: at least 155 killed in sinai


image copyrightepaimage caption the militants targeted a mosque near al-arish suspected militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in egypt's north sinai province, killing 155 people, state media report.witnesses say the al-rawda mosque in the town of bir al-abed, near al-arish, was targeted during friday prayers.local police said men in four off-road vehicles opened fire on worshippers, ap reported.egypt has been fighting an islamist insurgency in the region, which has intensified since 2013.more than 100 people were also wounded in the attack, reports say.pictures from the scene show rows of bloodied victims inside the mosque. one report said the target appeared to be supporters of the security forces who were praying at the mosque.president abdul fattah al-sisi is to meet






deadly blast strikes mosque in egypt's sinai | egypt news


at least 184 people have been killed in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in egypt's northern sinai peninsula, according to state media.the attack took place in the al-rawda village, west of el-arish, shortly after friday prayers.egyptian state media mena provided the death toll, citing an official security source. it also said that 120 people were wounded in the attack.{articleguid}local media reports said that attackers planted explosives and then opened fire on worshippers while the sermon was under way.egypt has for years been battling an armed movement in the rugged and thinly populated sinai peninsula, which has gained pace since the military overthrew democratically elected president mohamed morsi of the muslim brotherhood in mid-2013.in 2014, following a suicide bombing that left 3






the latest: state news: 115 killed in egypt mosque attack


el-arish, egypt — the latest on mosque attack in egypt (all times local):3:30 p.m.egyptian state news agency mena reports that 155 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting attack on a sufi mosque in the volatile northern sinai peninsula, in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area's local islamic state affiliate.citing official sources, mena said 120 people were also wounded in the attack on the al-rawdah mosque in the town of bir al-abd, 40 km (25 miles) from the north sinai provincial capital of el-arish.earlier, officials said militants in four off-road vehicles bombed the mosque and fired on worshippers during the sermon segment of friday prayers.___2:50 p.m.egyptian state news agency mena reports that 85 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting attack on a s






more than 200 killed as egypt militants attack mosque in sinai


at least 235 people were killed and scores more injured when gunmen stormed a mosque in egypt’s sinai peninsula, setting off explosives and firing on worshipers during friday prayers, authorities said.there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the assault in the town of bir abd, about 25 miles from the north sinai provincial capital of arish. but the region has long been the scene of a simmering islamist insurgency, and islamic state fighters have dramatically escalated the level of violence there in recent years.friday’s attack targeted a mosque frequented by sufis, a mystical sect viewed as infidels by islamic state and other sunni muslim extremists.the assailants opened fire on worshipers from four off-road vehicles and blocked escape routes from the area by blowing up cars on t






egypt: gunmen attack bus carrying coptic christians | egypt news


gunmen have attacked a bus carrying coptic christians in egypt, killing more than 20 people and wounding dozens, according to state media.the bus came under fire on friday while travelling on the road to the st. samuel monastery in the minya province, about 220km south of the capital, cairo, health officials said.the interior ministry said at least 26 people were killed and 25 wounded in the attack.a ministry spokesman said security chiefs had arrived at the scene of the attack and had cordoned off the area.there was no immediate claim of responsibility.following the attack, president abdel fattah el-sisi called for a meeting with security officials, state media said. egypt's christian minority, which makes up about 10 percent of the country's population, has repeatedly been targeted by ar






official: death toll from mosque attack in kabul reaches 28


kabul, afghanistan — the number of people killed in an attack on a shiite mosque in the afghan capital during friday prayers rose to at least 28 — up from 20 — including women and children, the chief of kabul's hospitals said saturday. meanwhile, hundreds took part in the burial of two dozen victims in the mosque compound.two assailants blew themselves up and another two were shot dead by afghan security forces, according to police. kabul hospital chief mohammad salim rasouli said more than 50 people were wounded in the attack that went on for hours.the interior ministry said four of the dead were police.hundreds of family members, relatives and local people participated in the burial of about two dozen victims inside the mosque compound saturday.sayed jan agha, 34, lost his mother and an






palm sunday church bombings in egypt kill 43, wound dozens


anger grows in egypt among christians after deadly cairo church bombingsudarsan raghavan, heba mahfouzpresident abdel-fattah el-sissi said monday that a suicide bomber was responsible for an attack that killed 24 worshipers at cairo's coptic cathedral complex during sunday mass as outrage grew among egypt's christian minority.speaking to hundreds of mourners at a state funeral, sissi said that...president abdel-fattah el-sissi said monday that a suicide bomber was responsible for an attack that killed 24 worshipers at cairo's coptic cathedral complex during sunday mass as outrage grew among egypt's christian minority.speaking to hundreds of mourners at a state funeral, sissi said that... (sudarsan raghavan, heba mahfouz)






egypt: gunmen attack bus carrying coptic christians | news


gunmen have attacked a bus carrying coptic christians in egypt, killing more than 20 people and wounding dozens, according to state media.the bus came under attack on friday while travelling on the road to the st. samuel monastery in the minya province, about 220km south of the capital, cairo, health officials said.state tv said at least 23 people were killed and 25 wounded in the attack.there was no immediate claim of responsibility.egypt's christian minority, which makes up about 10 percent of the country's population, has repeatedly been targeted by armed groups.in april, dozens of people were killed in two separate bomb attacks on churches in the cities of tanta and alexandria during palm sunday ceremonies.the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil, also known as isis) group claime






10 killed in a blitz car bomb attack in egypt’s sinai


el-arish, egypt (ap) — egyptian officials say at least 10 security troops have been killed when a car bomb struck a military checkpoint followed by heavy gunfire in northeastern sinai peninsula.the officials say that the friday attack started when a suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into the checkpoint in southern rafah village of el-barth, followed by heavy shooting by dozens of masked militants on foot. the dead included a high ranking special forces officer and at least 20 others were wounded in the attack.the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak to the media. no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.egypt has in recent years been battling a stepped-up insurgency in northern sinai, mainly by militants from an islamic st






deadly blasts hit coptic churches in tanta, alexandria | egypt news


at least 27 people have been killed in an explosion inside a church in the egyptian nile delta city of tanta, state media reported, as another blast killed 16 in front of a church in the coastal city of alexandria.the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil, also known as isis) armed group on sunday claimed responsibility for both attacks, in a statement via its amaq website. it said they were carried out by two of its fighters wearing suicide vests.why is egypt's christian minority targeted? – inside storyfollowing the blasts, egyptian president abdel fattah el-sisi ordered troops be deployed across the country to help secure "vital facilities" and said a three-month state of emergency would be imposed.the first attack occurred in the coptic church of mar girgis, also known as st georg






deadly blasts hit coptic churches in tanta, alexandria | egypt news


at least 27 people have been killed in an explosion inside a church in the egyptian nile delta city of tanta, state media reported, as another blast killed 16 in front of a church in the coastal city of alexandria.the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil, also known as isis) armed group on sunday claimed responsibility for both attacks, in a statement via its amaq website. it said they were carried out by two of its fighters wearing suicide vests.why is egypt's christian minority targeted? – inside storyfollowing the blasts, egyptian president abdel fattah el-sisi ordered troops be deployed across the country to help secure "vital facilities" and said a three-month state of emergency would be imposed.the first attack occurred in the coptic church of mar girgis, also known as st georg






the latest: is claims attack on shiite mosque in kabul


kabul, afghanistan — the latest on developments in afghanistan (all times local):4:50 p.m.the islamic state group's affiliate in afghanistan has claimed responsibility for an attack that is underway on a shiite mosque in kabul.the is-linked aamaq news agency carried the claim on its website on friday, while the attack in the afghan capital was still developing.in the claim, is says two of its fighters, seeking martyrdom, carried out the assault. it did not give further details.the attack was the latest by is to hit the afghan capital. last month, the islamic state group attacked the iraqi embassy in kabul and afterward, issued a warning to all shiites in afghanistan, saying is militants would attack shiite places of worship.within days of the embassy attack in kabul, is also took responsib






official: death toll from mosque attack in kabul reaches 28


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — an afghan official says the number of people killed in an attack on a shiite mosque in the afghan capital during prayers is at least 28 — up from 20 — including women and children.mohammad salim rasouli, chief of kabul’s hospitals, said saturday that more than 50 others were wounded in the attack a day earlier.responsibility for the attack was claimed by the islamic state group.there were four attackers. two blew themselves up and another two were shot to death by afghan security forces.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.family members and relatives of the victims gathered saturday to bury the bodies inside the mosque compound.






mosque president says 5 dead in quebec city shooting


multiple people were killed and others injured sunday after gunmen opened fire on worshipers at a quebec city mosque during evening prayers, police and local media said.the mosque's president said that five people were killed. police said via twitter that there were "deaths and injuries" and that suspects had been arrested. they did not specify a number.witnesses said that as many as three gunmen fired at the quebec city islamic cultural center, according to the montreal gazette. a witness told reuters that about 40 people were inside the mosque during the shooting.a facebook live video showed numerous police cars and ambulances surrounding the mosque, which was roped off with yellow police tape."tonight, canadians grieve for those killed in a cowardly attack on a mosque in quebec city. my






militants assault worshippers in sinai, killing at least 155


el-arish, egypt — militants bombed a sufi mosque and fired on worshippers in the volatile sinai peninsula during friday prayers, egyptian officials said, killing at least 155 people in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area's islamic state affiliate.the extremists attacked the al-rawdah mosque in the town of bir al-abd, 40 km (25 miles) from the north sinai provincial capital of el-arish, opening fire from four off-road vehicles on worshippers inside during the sermon, three police officers said.victims were being transferred to local hospitals, they added, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to brief reporters. they said the is militants had blocked escape routes from the area by blowing up cars and leaving the burning wrecks blocking the roads.eg






manchester attack: question time debates 'didsbury mosque' leaflet


a question time audience member has claimed he was handed an anti-western leaflet at didsbury mosque in manchester.the mosque was previously attended by the father of salman ramadan abedi, the man who carried out monday's bomb attack.however, an attendee of the mosque who was also in the audience said the mosque had a "multi-cultural community" and said the leaflet was "not official".the mosque condemned the attack on wednesday, saying "cowardice has no place in our society".






kabul mosque attack claimed by so-called islamic state


image copyrightepaimage caption afghan police outside the al-zahra mosque in kabul so-called islamic state has said it carried out a deadly attack on a mosque in the afghan capital kabul in an area dominated by minority shia muslims.the sunni extremist group claimed responsibility for the al-zahra mosque suicide bombing, which left four people dead, through its amaq news agency.among those reportedly killed were a police officer and a prominent local figure who founded the mosque. the attack comes during the holy month of ramadan.it took place at the end of the daily fast. there have been reports that senior officials had been due to attend services at the mosque, on the western edge of the city. during these particular nights of ramadan, the shia hold rituals for martyrdom of imam ali, th






kabul mosque attack claimed by so-called islamic state


image copyrightepaimage caption afghan police outside the al-zahra mosque in kabul so-called islamic state has said it carried out a deadly attack on a mosque in the afghan capital kabul in an area dominated by minority shia muslims.the sunni extremist group claimed responsibility for the al-zahra mosque suicide bombing, which left four people dead, through its amaq news agency.among those reportedly killed were a police officer and a prominent local figure who founded the mosque. the attack comes during the holy month of ramadan.it took place at the end of the daily fast. there have been reports that senior officials had been due to attend services at the mosque, on the western edge of the city. during these particular nights of ramadan, the shia hold rituals for martyrdom of imam ali, th






manchester attack: question time debates 'didsbury mosque' leaflet


a question time audience member has claimed he was handed an anti-western leaflet at didsbury mosque in manchester.the mosque was previously attended by the father of salman ramadan abedi, the man who carried out monday's bomb attack.however, a spokesman for the didsbury mosque has said the leaflet was not printed by the mosque and did not carry its name, but admitted that unauthorised leaflets are sometimes left by people who are not affiliated with them.the mosque has also condemned the attack, saying "cowardice has no place in our society".






the latest: police: 1 suspect held in mosque attack


london — the latest on a london crash in which a vehicle struck pedestrians (all times local):8:30 a.m.london police say one suspect has been detained in an apparent early-morning attack on worshippers standing outside a mosque.police say incident has all the "hallmarks" of a terrorist" incident.police said a suspect was quickly and calmly turned over to the police, and that no one else was found in the van.one man was killed and eight people were seriously injured.___8:00 a.m.the leader britain's opposition labour party says he was "totally shocked" by an apparent attack by a van driver which killed one man and eight people were seriously injured outside a mosque.party leader jeremy corbyn says in a tweet that he has been in touch with mosques, the police, and the local council regarding






gunmen in egypt attack bus carrying coptic christians, prompting airstrikes on l


minya, egypt—gunmen killed at least 28 people on a bus carrying christian pilgrims in egypt on friday, prompting egypt’s president abdel fattah al sisi to order retaliatory airstrikes in libya as he faces an emerging national security crisis.the airstrikes, egypt’s first in libya since 2015, came as mr. sisi, in a televised speech, blamed islamic state and other terrorists for sowing discord in egypt with a wave of attacks....






85 killed as egypt militants attack mosque in sinai


militants bombed a mosque and fired on worshipers in the volatile sinai peninsula during friday prayers, egyptian officials said, leaving dozens of casualties.egypt state news agency mena reported 85 killed and 80 wounded..three police officers said the extremists attacked the rawdah mosque in the town of bir abd, 25 miles from the north sinai provincial capital of arish.they said men in four off-road vehicles opened fire on worshipers inside the mosque during the sermon.victims were being transferred to local hospitals, they added, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to brief reporters.ministry of health spokesman khaled mujahid said the militants set off a bomb during the attack, and that 75 casualties had been transferred to hospitals. his comments were pu






egypt soldiers killed in attack on sinai checkpoint


image copyrightafpimage caption hundreds of security personnel stationed in the sinai peninsula have been killed by militants at least 23 egyptian soldiers have been killed and 26 wounded in an attack by jihadist militants in the northern sinai peninsula, security sources say.a suicide car bomber reportedly targeted a checkpoint outside rafah, a border town near the gaza strip, before dozens of gunmen opened fire.the military said 40 assailants were killed in the ensuing clashes.so-called islamic state claimed the attack. the group is leading an insurgency in the region.hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed by militants affiliated to the jihadist group since 2013, when the military overthrow president mohammed morsi. is has also killed dozens of people in attacks targeting egypt






bomb explosion targets police in egypt's tanta | egypt news


a bomb blast that targeted a police training facility in egypt's nile delta has killed one policeman and wounded 15 people, including 12 other policemen, according to officials.egypt's interior ministry said on saturday that the explosive device was hidden in a motorbike parked near the training centre in the city of tanta.the policeman killed was among the wounded taken to hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds several hours after the attack.a newly emerged group that calls itself liwaa al-thawra, or the revolution brigade, claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement posted on social media."a training centre for the police militias has been targeted in gharbia province with a highly explosive device ... our fighters withdrew safely after completing the mission," the group's






tinley park man killed in attack on coptic christians in egypt


a tinley park man was among nearly 30 people killed in an islamic state attack in egypt friday morning, his nephew told reporters sunday.mohsen morkous, 60, was with family members on a bus traveling through the province of minya en route to the monastery of st. samuel the confessor when the attack occurred, his nephew gerges morkous said.the bus carrying coptic christians to the remote desert monastery was targeted by terrorists and 29 people were killed by gunfire in the attack, the associated press reported. the islamic state group claimed responsibility for the attack on friday. it was the fourth attack against christians in egypt since december to be claimed by the is. the string of attacks have killed more than 100 and injured scores, according to the ap.bishop makarios, the top copt






death toll in egypt attack on christians rises to 29


cairo — egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting christians to a monastery south of cairo has risen to 29.the egyptian cabinet said in a news release that 13 victims of friday's attack remain hospitalized in cairo and the southern city of minya where the attack took place. authorities had previously said 28 were killed.the attack came on the eve of the start of the muslim holy month of ramadan. it was the fourth to target the country's christian minority since december.egypt's president abdel-fattah el-sissi said that suspected islamic state group militants attacked the bus and that egypt had launched airstrikes against what he said were militant training bases in libya.






the latest: survivors tell of horror during egypt bus attack


egypt — the latest on events egypt events (all times local):2:15 p.m.video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by islamic militants on a bus taking egyptian christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire.the videos surfaced on social media networks on sunday, two days after 29 were killed in the attack on a desert route south of the capital. the islamic state group claimed responsibility for the attack on friday.one survivor, a small boy who is possibly six, said his mother pushed him under her seat and covered him with a bag. a young woman speaking from her hospital bed said the assailants ordered the women to surrender their jewelry and money.___12:20 p.m.for the second day in a row, pope






blasts at 2 churches in egypt kill dozens on palm sunday


cairo --  egypt’s health ministry says an explosion at a church in the coastal city of alexandria has killed 11 people and wounded at least 35 others. it appeared to be the second attack targeting egypt’s coptic christians, after a bomb in a church in the nile delta town of tanta killed 26 people and wounded more than 70. the ministry said the second explosion went off at saint mark’s church in alexandria, where pope tawadros ii had earlier celebrated palm sunday.playvideopreviewsthe persecution of egypt's coptic christians "60 minutes" reports on the copts, egypt's christians who have suffered one of their worst periods in nearly 2,000 years. watch bob simon's full ... the islamic state of iraq and syria (isis) claimed responsibility for the attacks on the two coptic churches.cbc tv showe






blasts at 2 churches in egypt kill dozens on palm sunday


cairo --  egypt’s health ministry says an explosion at a church in the coastal city of alexandria has killed 11 people and wounded at least 35 others. it appeared to be the second attack targeting egypt’s coptic christians, after a bomb in a church in the nile delta town of tanta killed 26 people and wounded more than 70. the ministry said the second explosion went off at saint mark’s church in alexandria, where pope tawadros ii had earlier celebrated palm sunday.playvideopreviewsthe persecution of egypt's coptic christians "60 minutes" reports on the copts, egypt's christians who have suffered one of their worst periods in nearly 2,000 years. watch bob simon's full ... no one immediately claimed responsibiltiy for either attack, but islamic extremists have repeatedly targeted egypt’s chri






egyptian coptic priest killed in cairo attack


cairo (ap) — egypt’s coptic orthodox church says a priest has been killed in a knife attack in a poor cairo district, the latest deadly assault on members of the country’s christian minority.the church says the attack took place thursday.security officials say the attacker struck the priest’s head with a cleaver and fled the scene, but was later arrested. the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.the motive was not immediately known.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.attacks on egypt’s christians, who account for about 10 percent of the country’s 94 million people, have surged in recent months, with a series of suicide bombings claimed by the islamic state group killing more than 100 since december.






explosion hits coptic church in egypt's tanta | egypt news


at least 15 were killed in an explosion inside a church in the egyptian nile delta city of tanta, sources told al jazeera.there was no immediate claim of responsibility and the cause of the blast was not yet known.egypt's state television reported that at least 42 people were wounded in the blast.a bombing at cairo's largest coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49 in december, many of them women and children, in the deadliest attack on egypt's christian minority in years.source: al jazeera news






egypt: 26 soldiers killed in sinai suicide attack | egypt news


at least 26 egyptian soldiers including a colonel were killed in a suicide bomb attack on an army checkpoint in northern sinai, according to security sources.forty fighters were also killed in a subsequent gun battle with soldiers at the checkpoint, an army spokesperson said on friday.expert discusses egypt's military operation in sinaithe attack started when a suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into the checkpoint at a military compound in the southern rafah village of el-barth, followed by heavy gunfire from dozens of masked fighters on foot, officials said.the dead included a high-ranking special forces officer, colonel ahmed el-mansi, and at least 26 soldiers were wounded in the attack.the officials spoke to ap news agency on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised t






afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers


image copyrightreutersimage caption security forces guarded the scene after friday's kabul attack some 60 people have been killed in two separate attacks on mosques in afghanistan, officials say.a gunman entered a shia muslim mosque in kabul before opening fire and detonating an explosive, killing at least 39 worshippers.an attack on a sunni muslim mosque in ghor province killed 20 people.so-called islamic state (is) said it carried out the attack on kabul's imam zaman mosque, but provided no evidence for the claim.the group has previously targeted shia mosques across afghanistan. the new attacks bring to at least 176 the number of people killed in bomb attacks across the country this week.one eyewitness told the bbc that the scene at the imam zaman mosque, in the west of kabul, looked lik






top cardinals prospects, 2017 fantasy baseball podcast


we’re coming to an end ladies and gentlemen, we’re almost through these damned system reviews, but not before we get through a couple we’ve been dying to talk about. why are we excited to talk about cardinals and mariners? couple of names for you alex reyes, harrison bader, delvin perez, tyler o’neill, kyle lewis, and many more. lot of top 100 names to touch on, and some mixed league relevant guys too. i go on a rant about tyler o’neill’s lack of love from the industry, and we make fun of harold reynolds making fun of the baseball america guys. it’s our usual hijinks and prospect obsessive compulsive disorder. it’s the latest episode of the razzball prospect podcast.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/razzballbaseballprospects/2017/02/11/fantasy-baseball-prospect-podcast-episode-26-cardinals-and-