Nearly 200 Slaughtered In Egyptian Mosque By ‘Islamic Militants’

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Saagar Enjeti

Nearly 200 Sufi Muslims were slaughtered during Mosque services Friday in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula by suspected Islamic militants.

Sufi Muslims have not been targeted by Islamic militants in Egypt in the past but are regarded by fundamentalist groups like the Islamic State to be heretical. The religious group has faced persecution by fundamentalists in Afghanistan and Pakistan for many years.

The well planned attack reportedly began when bombs inside the mosque exploded and worshippers began to run out. As they exited the mosque militants were waiting for them with weapons and shot them down. The initial explosion may have been triggered by a suicide bomber.

Images from the girsly scene show bodies piled up at the scene and emergency workers rushing to help the wounded. Some emergency workers were even targeted by militants who remained at the scene of the crime throwing the situation into utter chaos.

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