EGYPTIAN JOURNALISTS HOLD CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TO MOURN VICTIMS OF DEADLY MOSQUE ATTACK

CAIRO, Egypt, Dozens of Egyptian journalists held a candlelight vigil, in front of the Syndicate of Journalists in Cairo, in memory of the victims of the terror attack that left 305 people dead, in the country’s North Sinai province.

The participants expressed their deep condolences to the victims’ families and all those affected by the terrorist attack, wishing speedy recovery to the injured.

“This is the least we could do for the victims and their families. We also want to convey a message that terrorism has nothing to do with religions,” Hanem al-Kerdassy, a researcher, said.

On Friday, a group of terrorists killed 305 people, including 27 children, and injured 128 others, while performing noon prayers in a mosque, in North Sinai’s al-Rawda village.

The attack took place after the mosque’s preacher started his sermons, when terrorists threw bombs from the windows and doors of the mosque, besieging the worshippers inside.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bloodbath.

However, fingers are pointed at a Sinai-based group loyal to the Daesh, which has claimed most major terrorist operations in Egypt over the past few years.

“This is the ugliest terror crime in the modern history of Egypt…killing unarmed worshippers can never be justified,” Yasser Selim, an Egyptian journalist said.

He said, the Egyptian journalists send a message today to the whole world that, the war on terror in Egypt is ongoing, urging the international community to support Egypt’s war on terror.

“The Egyptians are united in the face of terrorism…we are not afraid of terror,” he stressed.

On Saturday, air force jets hit a number of vehicles loaded with terrorists involved in the deadly attack.

The air strikes came, hours after Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi vowed to respond fiercely against the terrorists who carried out the attack.

It is the first time a mosque was targeted by the militants in Egypt.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK