2017 Sinai mosque attack  

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In January 2017 an interview of an insurgent commander in Sinai appeared in issue five of the Islamic State magazine Rumiyah, where the commander condemned Sufi practices and identified the district where the attack occurred as one of three areas where Sufis live in Sinai that Islamic State intended to "eradicate."

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On 24 November 2017, the al-Rawda mosque was attacked by around forty gunmen during Friday prayers. The mosque is located near the town of Bir al-Abed in Egypt's North Sinai Governorate. It is one of the main mosques associated with the Jarirya Sufi order, one of the largest Sufi orders in North Sinai, named for its founder, Sheikh Eid Abu Jarir, who was a member of the Sawarka tribe and the Jarirat clan, which resides in the vicinity of Bir al-Abed. The gun and bomb attack killed more than 305 people and injured more than 128, making it the deadliest terrorist attack in Egyptian history. It is the second deadliest terrorist attack of 2017 to date, after the Mogadishu bombings in October.

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