US condemns Arish attack
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CAIRO: The U.S. embassy condemned Wednesday a Tuesday attack in Arish that killed at least seven, and wounded dozens of others.

“In targeting a hotel where elections officials were staying as the second phase of parliamentary elections was underway, terrorists attacked a symbol of the democratic process and Egypt’s development,” the embassy stated.

The attack was carried out the day after polling concluded in the second phase of parliamentary elections, the final step in a political roadmap set out by now-President Sisi in July 2013.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Tuesday attack via a Twitter account, Reuters reported.

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