UN chief condemns latest Egypt terrorist attack

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

New York, 1 July 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s deadly attack in North Sinai.

In a statement issued this afternoon by the United Nations spokesperson’s office, the Secretary-General deplored the series of attacks committed earlier today in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula resulting in the deaths of over 70 Egyptian soldiers and the injury of many others and conveyed his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Egypt.

“The United Nations stands firm with the people of Egypt in their fight against terrorism,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson added.

Today’s attack comes just days after a bombing rattled the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis killing the Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and injuring at least eight others.

According to initial reports, the two incidents do not appear to be related.