NEW YORK, 11th January, 2017 (WAM) — The UN Security Council has denounced the terrorist attack in Egypt that reportedly killed nine policemen and injured more than 13 others.

In a press statement carried by the UN News Centre, the security council “condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack” that took place in the northern Sinai city of Al-Arish, and “reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.”

The council expressed its deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Egypt and wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.