"The world can not tolerate terrorism, we must defeat them militarily and discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence!" ISIS militants have in the past claimed responsibility for attacks in the area.
BBC Monitoring, citing the privately-run Extra News TV, said that President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi will chair a security meeting following the attack.
Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili: "Our most honest condolences to the families of victims, the Government and the people of Egypt and everyone affected by the heinous attack on the mosque in Sinai". In May, gunmen attacked a Coptic group travelling to a monastery in southern Egypt, killing 29.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, in a statement following the attack in Egypt, called on the worldwide community to strengthen its efforts to defeat terrorist groups.
The Islamic State group's Egypt branch has killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers, and also civilians accused of working with the authorities, in attacks in the north of the Sinai peninsula, over the years.
On Friday Morning, a massive explosion in Al-Rawada mosque, located in the town of Beer El Abed, in North Sinai's Al-Arish. Islamic militants, including the local affiliate of the Islamic State group, consider Sufis heretics due to their less literal interpretations of the faith.
Egypt mosque attack claims over 200 lives: World leaders condemn heinous 'terror attack'
"Four groups of armed men attacked the worshippers inside the mosque after Friday noon prayers". The attackers also fired upon the ambulances, eye witnesses claimed.
33 Egyptians security forces were killed and a three-month long state of emergency ensued.
Appalled by the sickening attack on a mosque in North Sinai.
The startling bloodshed, which also wounded at least 109, was the latest sign of how more than three years of fighting in Sinai has been unable to crush an insurgency waged by the IS affiliate.
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