President Trump Condemns “Horrible and Cowardly Terrorist Attack” in Egypt

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President Trump condemned the carnage that took place in Egypt on Friday, an ISIS-related terrorist attack which left at least 235 Muslim worshipers dead and 109 injured. The attack consisted of a bombing followed by a shooting and it took place at a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region. Here’s the POTUS via Twitter:

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The Donald also said he’s planning on calling Egypt’s President to discuss the event:

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This was the deadliest terrorist attack in Egypt’s history. The ISIS connected terrorist first detonated a bomb then they opened fire on worshipers trying to escape the mosque. Witnesses reported that even emergency personnel arriving at the scene came under fire. Over 50 ambulances were dispatched at the crime scene. It’s not clear what was the motive for which  the Al-Rawdah Sufi mosque was targeted. Egypt’s President Fattah el-Sisi promised to respond with brutal force by calling air strikes against terrorist targets in the mosque’s vicinity.