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A Place of Worship in Egypt Attacked

Kimberly Castellanos, Reporter

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Just recently, Egypt had it’s most deadliest terrorist attack at a crowded mosque in Sinai Peninsula. At least 305 are dead, with at least 128 injured. This attack has sent a wave of shock over the nation and it’s not just from the number of people lost and hurt, it’s from the choice of target. Ibrahim Sheteewi, a resident of Bir al-Abed, the small town where the attack took place said, “The scene was horrific, the bodies were scattered on the ground outside the mosque. I hope God punishes them for this.” I could only imagine how it must have felt to have lost anyone in such a tragic event like that. Unfortunately for A 17-year-old boy, who had requested anonymity from fear, had recalled the scene outside the Sufi mosque as the massacre had begun. “I saw a man in army uniform,” he said, “He opened fire on us. The bullets were ricocheting off the walls, hitting people in the legs and back.” When the attackers left, he had gone inside to search for his dad among the dead. “He was on his side. It looked like he was shot up close in the head when he was already down,” he said. This is just one of hundreds of people that lost innocent family, friends, and children that day. All at a place meant for peace and worshipping.

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A Place of Worship in Egypt Attacked