ABU DHABI, 14th October, 2016 (WAM)–The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack which targeted one of the checkpoints, north of Sinai today, killing 12 and wounding six personnel of the Egyptian armed forces.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said, “The UAE strongly condemns these criminal acts and categorically rejects all forms of violence and terrorism. It confirms strong and unwavering support to sisterly the Arab Republic of Egypt, while facing these serious crimes.”

“The UAE reiterates that these cowardly terrorist acts will not undermine the resolve of the people of Egypt and their determination to continue to tackle the terrorism that has no country nor religion or morality,” it added.

It emphasised that this terrorist incident is contrary to all humanitarian principles and religious values.

The ministry extended the condolences of the UAE to the families of the martyrs, the Government and people of Egypt, wishing a speedy recovery to the wounded.

WAM/Majok