A horrific gun and bomb attack has killed 235 people and injured many more.
The attack happened at the Al Rawda mosque, in Northern Sinai, Egypt earlier today.
An explosion took place during prayer time followed by gunmen opening fire on the hundreds congregated at the mosque, according to international reports, and they continued to fire at those fleeing the scene.
Distressing images from local media
President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi called an emergency meeting
Three days of national mourning have been declared in the wake of the attack.
The death toll stands at 235
BREAKING: Death toll from mosque attack in North Sinai, Egypt rises to at least 235, making it the deadliest attack in Egypt’s modern history – @BNONews
— Conflict News (@Conflicts) November 24, 2017
Boris Johnson, the UK Secretary for Foreign Affairs condemned the ‘barbaric’ attack
Deeply saddened by the abhorrent attack on a mosque in North Sinai, #Egypt. My sincere condolences to all those affected by such a barbaric act.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 24, 2017
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has also spoken out against the attacks
Appalled by the sickening attack on a mosque in North Sinai. Condolences with all those in #Egypt affected by this evil and cowardly act.
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) November 24, 2017