CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi offered his heartfelt condolences to the families of three judges killed in North Sinai, said the presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef in a statement Saturday.
Heading to North Sinai Court, the three judges and their driver were shot dead by unknown assailants in North Sinai’s city of Arish Saturday, hours after former President Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to death in a jailbreak case during the 2011 uprising.
A fourth judge was injured and underwent splenectomy; he has been at the intensive care unit, Youm7 reported.
“It is with deep sorrow that the Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt mourns the deaths of the judges, who fell victim to an abhorrent terrorist attack in North Sinai. The presidency offers its sincere condolences to all the judges of Egypt and to the families of the victims,” the statement read.
“The Presidency has complete confidence that these heinous attacks will not deter the honorable judges of Egypt from pursuing their noble mission for the sake of the country and will only increase their determination to serve justice,” the statement continued.