CAIRO: The series of coordinated terrorist attacks that killed dozens in Egypt’s Sinai Wednesday have sparked condemnation several states, international figures and organizations.
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon condemned the terrorist attack and conveyed his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Egypt.
“The United Nations stands firm with the people of Egypt in their fight against terrorism.” Ban said in a statement by his press office.
The United States also condemned the Wednesday attack in a statement.
“The perpetrators of these cowardly crimes must be brought to justice. The United States remains steadfast in its support of the Egyptian Government’s efforts to combat terrorism in Egypt,” said Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby.
Egypt’s Army Spox said on a Wednesday statement published on its official Facebook page that the Wednesday armed confrontations with militants in North Sinai left not less than 100 people dead from the terrorists and destroyed 20 vehicles.
On the other hand, he announced that 17 of the military soldiers were killed.
EU Vice President Federica Mogherini also condemned the attack saying that the responsible for the attack “must be brought to justice.
“We are steadfast and resolute in our support for the people and government of Egypt in the fight against terrorism,” said the statement.
On the Arab level, the Arab League published a statement condemning the attack saying that the terrorist attacks will strengthen the Egyptian determination in confronting terrorism and what it aspires to destabilize the country, Youm7 reported Wednesday.
Arab League secretary General Nabil el-Araby called on the international community to fully support the Egyptian government to combat terrorism and radical organizations.
Kuwait, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Qatar all condemned the terrorist attack and offer their condolences to the families of the victims, Ahram Online reported Thursday.
The Emir of Kuwait Sabah Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah offered President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi his condolences.
Qatari Foreign Minister said in a press statement that “such criminal acts seek to destabilize Egypt’s Security.”
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also condemned the “terrorist attacks that attempt to harm Egypt and undermine its important role in the Middle East”, Egypt’s state-run news agency MENA reported.