CAIRO: Egypt has strongly condemned recent terrorist attack on a hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako where 21 people were killed and 170 others taken as hostages, said Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in a statement Saturday.
Egypt “expresses sincere condolences to the families of the victims,” Shoukry noted, affirming his country’s full support to Malian government and people against terrorism.
“Terror attacks that took place in several countries recently confirm that terrorism is a global phenomenon requires the unification of all efforts,” he continued. Malian commandos stormed the hotel and released the 170 hostages, Reuters reported.
Islamists militants, allegedly belong to Al Mourabitoun and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), attacked the hotel and killed 21 people and injured seven others, announced Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita Friday.