NOUAKCHOTT, 31st October, 2016 (WAM) — Mauritania has expressed its condemnation and denunciation of the cowardly terrorist act of targeting the Makkah region with a ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias.

The Mauritanian News Agency quoted a statement carried by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mauritania as saying, “Following the exposure of Makkah, one of Islam’s Holiest sanctities, to a missile in defiance and provocation to the feelings of the Islamic nation as a whole, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania condemns and denounces strongly this cowardly act of terrorism which aims to terrorise people of Makkah and its visitors from all over the world.”

The Mauritanian government commended the readiness and efficiency of the Saudi armed forces, who responded successfully to the missile attack, preventing the loss of life and property.