The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) condemns “in the strongest possible terms, the bloody terrorist attack,” that occurred on Friday, in the town of Bir al-Abed, North Sinai Governorate, Egypt, a release of the MAE informs.
MAE expresses “its entire solidarity with the Egyptian authorities and people, as well as its support in the fight against terrorism in all its manifestation forms.
“In this moment of great trial, our compassionate thought goes to the numerous victims of the tragedy, as well as to their families, friends and close-knit. The Foreign Affairs Ministry sends sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and voices hope for a speedy recovery of the persons injured in today’s attack,” the release mentions.
The Egyptian Government declared on Friday three days of national mourning, following the attack to a mosque of North Sinai Governorate, that resulted in 184 deaths, according to the latest death toll report, international media agencies inform quoting the Egyptian media.
The attackers caused an explosion and afterwards opened fire over worshipers gathered for Friday prayers at Al-Rawadah mosque in Bir Al-Abed, west of El Arish city. At least 125 people got injured in the attack.
The mosque is situated in a region where authorities are engaged in confrontations with the Egyptian wing of the Islamic State jihadi group.