Ethiopia has forcefully condemned the terrorist attack on a mosque in Egypt that claimed the lives of more than 200 people. Several media reports say this is the worst terrorist attack in Egypt’s history.
During the Friday prayers at a Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abed, North Sinai, four 4WD vehicles drove up to the mosque. Reports said the attackers planted explosives and then opened fire on worshipers. The attackers next targeted fleeing worshipers with gunfire. At least 235 people were killed and 120 wounded, according to Egyptian state media.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu have condemned the horrible extremist attacks on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt today, according to a post on Foreign Ministry’s website.
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The Premier and the Foreign Minister have sent condolence letters to their Egyptian counterparts; President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry strongly denouncing the monstrous attack on a mosque during the sermon segment of Friday prayers; causing the loss of hundreds of innocent civilians in the Sinai Peninsula.
Noting the unspeakable inhuman crime should be reviled by the international community in the strongest terms possible, Prime Minsiter Hailemariam and Dr. Workneh in their condolence letters called on the entire humankind to take concerted actions in the fight against terrorism.
Premier and Foreign Minister underscored Ethiopia shares the pain and sorrow of the Egyptian people, their Government and the bereaved families and those injured in the attack.