MUSCAT, 16th October, 2016 (WAM) — The Sultanate of Oman has condemned Friday’s terrorist attack in Egypt that targeted a security checkpoint south of the city of El Arish in northern Sinai, Killing 12 soldiers and wounding six others.

The Oman News Agency, ONA, quoted the Omani Foreign Ministry in a statement earlier today as reaffirming its solidarity with the Egyptian government and people, to stand firm against all those who want to undermine its security and stability.

Oman renewed its firm stance against violence and terrorism in all its forms, at any time and in any place. The ministry offered its sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the martyrs, and wished for a speedy recovery for all the injured.