Last Update 23:6
Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Egypt denounces terrorist attack in eastern Saudi Arabia, offers support for anti-terror efforts

A policeman was killed and six others injured in an attack on a police patrol in Saudi Arabia's eastern Qatif governorate on Sunday

Ahram Online , Monday 31 Jul 2017
MOFA
A file photo of Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo (Photo:Al-Ahram)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1536
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1536

Egypt has condemned a terrorist attack on Sunday that killed a policeman and injured six others in Saudi Arabia's governorate of Qatif, which has a large Shia population.

The Egyptian foreign ministry issued a statement on Monday saying that Egypt denounces the attack "in the strongest terms", offering sincere condolences to the policeman's family, and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

The statement asserted Egypt's solidarity with Saudi Arabia in tackling terrorism and extremism, which it said aims to undermine stability and security in the kingdom.

Egypt offers its support for all measures taken by Saudi Arabia to foil the plans of terrorist organizations and protect its citizens, the statement said.

"It is necessary for the international community to come together to defeat the phenomenon of terrorism and extremism," the statement read, asserting the importance of finding a comprehensive solution to the problem.

Sunday's attack occured in the town of Awamiya, with a police patrol hit by a "terrorist attack using an exploding projectile", the Saudi interior ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

The incident comes two months after Saudi authorities launched a security campaign to hunt down militants in the area.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.