Egypt condemns terrorist attack on Saudi palace that killed two guards

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Oct 2017

File Photo: Saudi policemen (Photo courtesy of SPA)

Egypt strongly condemned the terrorist attack on security guards at Saudi Arabia's Salam royal palace in Jeddah on Saturday, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

The incident occurred on Saturday morning when a man drove up to the palace gates and began shooting at the guards. The man, who was identified later as Mansour al-Amri, a 28-year-old Saudi national, was killed by return fire.

According to the Saudi interior ministry, the attack left two palace guards dead and three others injured.

"Egypt is extending its condolences, government and people, to the families of those killed, and wishing a speedy recovery to those who were injured," the Egyptian ministry statement read.

The ministry also expressed Egypt's solidarity with and support for Saudi Arabia, as well as any action necessary to foil terrorist plans and protect Saudi national security and the security of its citizens.

"In this regard, Egypt is reaffirming that the international community should work together to combat terrorism," the statement concluded.

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