UN condemns Sinai attack, offers condolences
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon - REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

CAIRO: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned Sunday the terrorist attacks in North Sinai Thursday, Jan. 29 which killed at least 29 soldiers, as well as a number of civilians.

Ban offered his condolences to the families of the victims and expressed his solidarity with the people of Egypt.

The German government as well issued a Sunday statement announcing they are following the latest violence action in Sinai lately with “concern,” as it makes the task of peace-keeping troops more difficult.

Earlier, the governments of Palestine, Jordan, China, Russia, Lebanon, Tunisia and others condemned the attack in Friday statements.

President Sisi cut short a trip visiting the African Union summit in Ethiopia to return Egypt Friday. On Saturday, he met with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to discuss a military strategy for the Sinai, and addressed the nation in a televised speech, vowing to protect Egypt from terrorism.

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