Saudi Crown Prince Condemns Egyptian North Sinai Mosque Attack as 'Cowardly'

Saturday, 25 Nov, 2017

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to avenge victims of the brutal attack in the country's restive Sinai Peninsula, one of worst terror attacks in the nation's recent history.

In response to the most recent terror attack on USA soil, in NY on October 31, Trump said that: "We're so politically correct that we're afraid to do anything".

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Friday late evening expressing his condolences and stressing upon that India stands together with the world in fighting terrorism.

Egypt later said it would delay the opening of the Rafah border crossing to Gaza after the attack due to security concerns.

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah stressed the Gulf state's support for Egypt, the security and stability of its people and all measures taken by the Egyptian government to face terrorism. Nearly a year ago, Islamic State published a video showing the slaying of Suleiman Abu Haraz, the 98-year old spiritual leader of the Sufis in the Sinai.

The United States condemns in the strongest terms today's horrific terrorist attack at a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province.

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The global community must continue to strengthen its efforts to defeat terrorist groups that threaten the United States and our partners and we must collectively discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence.

Militants have mostly targeted security forces in their attacks since bloodshed in the Sinai worsened after 2013 when Mr Sisi, then an armed forces commander, led the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood. "We can not & will not allow terrorists to win", Pence tweeted.

Such an evil and cowardly terrorist attack on worshipers in Egypt.

"We will fight terrorism with unbreakable power and determination", he said, expressing condolences to the families of the victims and wishing speedy recovery to the injured. "This terrorist act will strengthen our resolve, steadfastness and will to stand up to, resist and battle against terrorism". We can not & will not allow terrorists to win. Reportedly, the assailants also set the vehicles parked in the area on fire to block off access to the mosque.

The jihadists have also attacked local tribes and their militias, branding them traitors for working with the army and police. Soon after the incident was reported, 30 ambulances were deployed to the spot.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.