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The suspected Boko Haram jihadist blew himself up amid worshippers inside the mosque in Gamboru around 5:00 am, shortly before morning prayers.
Mattis' visit came just over a week after the worst-ever Islamic militant attack in Egypt's in the troubled northern Sinai where over 300 worshippers were killed.
Witnesses spoke of horrific scenes during the approximately 20 minutes it took the militants to kill and maim worshippers.
Armed attackers today killed at least 235 worshippers in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province.
The worshippers were killed when heavily-armed militants bombed the mosque and opened fire on people attending prayers at the al-Rowda mosque in Al-Arish city, in the deadliest terror attack in Egypt.
The attack, which was one of two targeting mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, capped one of the country's bloodiest weeks in recent memory, with more than 180 people killed.
Swedish police on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of an arson attack that damaged a mosque overnight in the city of Orebro, the latest in a string of such incidents in recent years.
A suicide attack during Friday prayers at a Shiite mosque in Kabul killed 28 people including women and children so far.
Three men will be charged with committing terrorism over alleged Islamic State-inspired arson attacks on a Melbourne mosque last year, Australian police said.
The father of Afghan girl Fatema Qaderyan, who represented her country in a robotics competition in the United States died in this week's Herat mosque attack.
The man who died was was already receiving first aid at the time of the attack, the latest in a spate of terrorist strikes in Britain.
The ministry strongly condemned the attack and called it an act against Islam and humanity. It said the civilians were attacked while praying.