Arab countries condemn Friday’s terrorist attack in Egypt’s Giza

The Arab League denounced Saturday the terrorist attack Friday against a security checkpoint in Giza’s Haram’s district that killed six policemen and injured three others.

Arab League Deputy Secretary General Ahmed Bin Heli expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and the Egyptian people, according to a statement reported by Egypt’s state news agency, MENA.

Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia also condemned the attack.

On Friday, Saudi Arabia issued a statement denouncing the blast, stressing the kingdom’s principled stance against terrorism, MENA reported.

In a statement by the Bahraini foreign ministry early Saturday, Manama expressed its “solidarity with Egypt in countering terrorism, establishing security and continuing development efforts.”

Meanwhile, Kuwait Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a telegram to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah-El-Sisi condemning the “criminal attacks that aims to undermine security and stability in Egypt.”

Attacks against security forces have become common in recent years but are largely concentrated in North Sinai, where Egypt’s army and police are battling an entrenched Islamist insurgency.

A little-known Egyptian militant group called “Hasm” (“Resolve”) claimed responsibility for Friday’s bomb attack.

The group has claimed a number of other attacks on police checkpoints in recent months.

Source: Ahram Online