Mahlab condemns Sinai attack, offer condolences to victims’ families
Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab - REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO: Prime Minster Ibrahim Mahlab offered in a statement Friday his condolences following the deadly attack that killed 29, injured 45 in North Sinai Thursday, Youm7 reported Friday.

Mahlab said that terrorists will try their best to stop achieving the road map; “they are provoked with all of our steps towards the future; however no one will ever stop us.”

Mahlab called the international NGOs and government to consider and witness these terrorist attacks, “so that everyone would know; terrorism needs international cooperation to be confronted.”

A fire exchange took place between security forces and “terrorists” who used mortar shells and car bombs in their attacks, according to statement released by military spokesperson Mohamed Samir.

At least 29 people were killed and 36 others were injured in a series of attacks, an official source told Youm7, adding that the victims include 9 civilians.

The Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) militant group claimed responsibility for the attack saying that they have launched series of simultaneous attacks against security forces in North Sinai cities of Arish, Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed.

Governments of Palestine, Jordon, China, Russia, Lebanon, Tunisia and others have condemned the attack in Friday statements.

Statement Published on the Russian forging ministry website Friday said that Moscow severely condemns the fatal attack in north Sinai, and announces its full solidarity with the Egyptian government against the terrorist attacks.

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