2017 Sinai mosque attack
|Al-Rawda mosque attack|
|Date||24 November 2017|
|Weapons||IEDs, rocket-propelled grenades and firearms|
|at least 122|
At 1:50 PM
Al-Rawda Mosque, which is located on Sinai's main coastal highway connecting the city of
According to local media, attackers in four off-road vehicles planted three bombs; the attackers used the burning wrecks of cars to block off escape routes. After their detonation, they launched rocket propelled grenades and opened fire on worshipers during the crowded Friday prayer at al-Rawda near Bir al-Abed. When ambulances arrived to transport the wounded to hospitals, the attackers opened fire on them as well, having selected ambush points from which to target them. Local residents quickly responded, bringing the wounded to hospitals in their own cars and trucks, and even taking up weapons to fight back.