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October 18, 2018

Survivors recall attack on mosque in Egypt's Sinai, 305 dead

By MAGGIE MICHAEL HAMZA HENDAWI The Associated Press
This article was published November 26, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

ISMAILIA, Egypt -- They arrived in five SUVs, took positions across from the mosque's door and windows, and just as the imam was about to deliver his Friday sermon from atop the pulpit, they opened fire and tossed grenades at the estimated 500 worshippers inside. When the violence finally stopped, more than 300 people, including 27 children, had been killed and 128 injured.

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