Iran condemns terrorist attacks in Sinai Peninsula

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham

As many as 48 were killed and 105 injured in a series of attacks on soldiers and police in northeast Egypt.

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Friday condemned terrorist attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Afkham said such terrorist actions “aim to get Islamic countries involved in minor issues and get them distracted from the top priority of the Muslim world which is supporting Palestinian people and defending the Holy Quds.”

Forty-eight people were killed and 105 injured on Thursday in a series of attacks on soldiers and police in north-east Sinai, where the government of Egypt has struggled to contain an 18-month insurgency by terrorist groups linked to ISIL.

The Egyptian army said militants had attacked army and police bases in Arish, the region’s capital, with car bombs and mortar attacks.

   
   

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