6 RPGs fired at a Sufi mosque in Sinai's Al-Arish

Ahram Online, Saturday 26 Jul 2014

No casualties have been reported from the attack

Six rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) were fired by unknown assailants at a mosque in North Sinai's Al-Arish.

According to Al-Ahram Arabic news website, the mosque is affiliated with a Sufi order in Al-Tawil district. No casualties have been reported.

North Sinai, on the border with Israel, has suffered a security vacuum for years, particularly since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last summer.

Suspected Islamist militants based in the peninsula have waged a high-level insurgency against security forces, to which the army has responded with counter-insurgency operations.

In 2011, a series of attacks against Sufi shrines took place across Egypt. Most of the attacks were instigated by Salafists who believe the shrines are an abomination against Islam.

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