A damaged bus is seen at the site near to the Giza pyramids in Cairo on Sunday. Sayed Sheasha/Reuters
The United Arab Emirates has condemned the terrorist attack on a tourist bus near the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, said that the UAE strongly condemns this criminal act that threatens the security and stability of Egypt. It also expressed the UAE’s position of solidarity with the government and people of Egypt in their fight against violence and extremism.
The Ministry statement said that such cowardly acts of terrorism will not undermine the resolve of the Egyptian people and their insistence on continuing to confront terrorism without reservations. "This terrorist incident is completely incompatible with all religious and humanitarian values and principles," the statement added.
The UAE continues to adhere to its complete rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism targeting all without distinction, the statement said.
It expressed wishes for the speedy recovery of those injured.
These forces were shot at and responded, which left seven dead among the group," which has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the ministry said in a statement.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a cable of condolences to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi of Egypt, expressing his sincere condolences over the victims of the terrorist attack, that took place on Tuesday, targeting a police patrol in the northern Sinai region.
Seven of them were killed in the village of Sarja, which lies in Idlib province, most of which is controlled by Hayat Tahrir Al Sham, a group dominated by former members of Al Qaeda's Syria affiliate.
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