Transcript for Hundreds killed at Egyptian mosque
We begin tonight with breaking news overseas the mosque massacre and Egypt and what's being called the deadliest attack ever by extremists on civilians in that region. The death toll rising tonight at least 235. People killed. In a terror attack in the Sinai Peninsula. Witnesses reporting explosions. Inside of the lost escape routes cut off. Militant gunman opening fire ambushing worshippers trying to run ambulances even targeted as he arrived on the scene. Egyptian military not retaliating striking terrorist targets and president from condemning the ruthless assault then using it. To promoters travel ban and the border wall ABC's in pale starts us off. For worshippers inside there was almost no hope of this game most of the aftermath tonight too gruesome to show. Rows of victims draped on the floor of the place of worship over 200 people including children was slaughtered militants setting off explosions. Then spring the congregation would bullets as they knelt and prayed. The attackers opening fire and reportedly shooting into the mosque from full off road vehicles surrounding the building the militants blocking off escape routes by blowing up that counts. One eyewitness tonight telling ABC news anyone who tried to flee was shot. There were reports that even ambulances the came to help the wounded were attacked. Schools injured two. Outside a hospital overwhelmed chaos as ambulances and civilians are rife with victims and distraught families gather the news. Today's massacre of the deadliest attack on Egyptian civilians by Islamic extremists in the region plagued by the scourge of militant groups like a crisis. 2011 new years day bombing at a Coptic Christian church killed more than twenty. And more than 200 dollars and 2015. When the Russian passenger plane exploded after taking off from the sign that's attack linked to oysters. Tonight president trump cooling Egyptian president till CC. He condemned the attack on Twitter calling it horrible and cowardly later mixing in domestic policy priorities into the tragedy tweeting. We have to get tougher and smarter than ever before adding need the walls need to band. Ed Ian panel joins us live know Ian do we know what the motive was for this attack. Well we certainly know that the finger of suspicion he's pointing Fermi I assist related groups wife. Well many of the worshippers out that most were followers of a mystical form of Islam. No news to presume that's regarded it's heresy by many of the extremist devices have atop the group out what people that clearly no rational explanation for the slaughter that took place in Egypt today on. Ian panel Ted breaking news tonight in fake you.
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