Sinai mosque imam recalls deadly attack: Terrorists shot ‘anyone who was breathing’

The imam who was injured in the deadly mosque attack in Sinai on Friday said during an emotional interview with an Egyptian television station that the terrorists entered the house of worship shortly after the Friday prayer service began. “The terrorists shot everybody, anyone who was breathing,” he explained.

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During an interview with Egypt’s DMC TV channel, the imam who was leading the Friday prayer at the Al-Rawdah mosque recalled the horrific moments of the country’s deadliest terror attack. Imam Mohammed Raziq, who was injured in the attack that claimed the lives of over 300 people, said that the terrorists shot every person they saw.

Raziq explained that the terror attack began shortly after the prayer ceremony commenced. “Two minutes after I took the podium, I heard an explosion that I thought took place outside of the mosque,” he recalled. “Immediately after that, some people entered and started to shoot the worshippers.”

A man who injured in the terror attack Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

“Of course, as soon as they [the worshipers] heard the gunshots, everyone started to flee,” he added. “The terrorists shot everybody, anyone who was breathing.” Raziq said that he did not see how many terrorists were in the mosque or what they looked like. “I could only feel their presence in the mosque,” he added.

Meanwhile, Egyptian officials confirmed on Saturday evening that there were 27 children among the 305 people who were murdered in the attack. They added that the terrorists were waving ISIS flags during the attack. However, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.



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