(CNSNews.com) - Terrorists attacked a mosque in the Egyptian city of Bir al-Abed, killing at least 235 people, as reported by the BBC.
The attack came during a Friday prayer service and was directed at a mosque in a town that sits on the road that runs from the Nile Delta to the Gaza Strip.
Here is a report from France 24:
As reported by the BBC:
"Witnesses say the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers.
"It is the deadliest attack of its kind since an Islamist insurgency in the peninsula was stepped up in 2013.
"Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisis has held emergency talks with securty officials to decide how to respond."
The Guardian described the attack:
"A bomb ripped through the mosque as Friday prayers were finishing, then militants in four off-road vehicles approached and opened fire on worshippers, a military source told the Guardian.
"More than 50 ambulances ferried casualties from al-Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, around 40km west of the city of Arish city, to nearby hospitals. At least 130 people were injured."