U.A.E. CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON ARMY CHECKPOINT IN EGYPT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, The United Arab Emirates (UAE), has condemned two terrorist attacks, on an army checkpoint, south of Rafah, in northern Sinai, on Friday.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, expressed its solidarity with Egypt, in confronting this “heinous criminal act,” according to its statement.

”We stand with the Egyptian state and people, against extremism and terrorism,” it said.

The statement deplored this “criminal act” as a “new crime, adding to the black record of terrorism and terrorists.”

The ministry called on countries around the world, to stand united in eradicating this dangerous scourge.

Egypt’s armed forces killed 40 militants, Friday, after suicide bombing and shooting on an army check point, in North Sinai that killed at least ten soldiers, the army said in a statement.

The UAE praised the Egyptian armed forces, for thwarting the terrorist attack, “by destroying several vehicles and killing the militants.”

The Ministry concluded its statement by expressing the UAE’s condolences to the leadership, government and people of Egypt, and families of the victims.

The UAE and Egypt are both part of the Saudi-led Arab quartet, which has cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing the Gulf state of supporting “extremism and terrorism.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK