Prayers resume at mosque after carnage

Cairo: In a rare display of solidarity against terrorism, Egyptian Muslims came in big numbers to offer Friday prayers at a Sufi mosque in Sinai where a suspected attack by Islamic State left 305 worshippers killed last Friday. The prayers were led by Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the head of al-Azhar, the world’s foremost seat of Sunni Islamic learning. In his address after prayers, al-Tayeb described the attackers as transgressors and corrupt who deserve to be killed. Assaults on mosques are rare in Egypt. Earlier, militants were targeting security forces and Coptic Christians.