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Saudi Arabia praises Egypt’s foiling of imminent terrorist attack on Easter

Ahram Online , Wednesday 15 Apr 2020
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File Photo: A special forces police officer stands guard to secure the area around Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral before a Coptic Christmas mass in Cairo January 6, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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Saudi Arabia praised the efficiency of the Egyptian security services and their success in foiling an imminent terrorist attack by neutralising the members of a terrorist cell who were planning terrorist acts on the upcoming Easter, according to a statement.
 
Egyptian security forces killed seven terrorists in a raid on a hideout in El-Amiriya neighbourhood in eastern Cairo on Tuesday evening. The cell was planning to carry out terrorist operations during the Easter holiday, according to a statement by the interior ministry. One officer was killed and three other policemen were injured during the security raid.
 
The Saudi foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the Kingdom stands firmly with the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt and its measures to ensure the safety of citizens. 
 
The ministry also offered condolences to the family of the victim and to the government and people of Egypt, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.
 
The Egyptian president, Cabinet, and the Armed Forces issued statements mourning the death of Lieutenant-colonel Mohamed El-Houfy, the National Security Agency officer who was killed during the incident.
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