The Egyptian foreign ministry has strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Jendouba state, northwestern Tunisia that killed nine members of the country's security forces on Sunday.
A statement by the ministry expressed the Egyptian government and people's condolences to the brotherly country, stressing that Egypt stands by Tunisia against terrorism and all forms of extremism and violence.
"Egypt calls on the international community to bear its responsibility in countering the hateful phenomenon of terrorism and drying up its sources of funding and support, whether financial or logistical," the statement said.
Nine members of Tunisia's security forces were killed on Sunday in an attack in the west of the country, close to the border with Algeria, state news agency TAP reported.
The police unit, which was from Gar Dimaou in Jendouba region, was ambushed, the report said, without providing further details.