Iran condemns terrorist attack that targeted Egyptian army in Sinai
Iran's foreign ministry condemns the terrorist attack that targeted the Egyptian army in Sinai and stresses that nations of the region should cooperate to fight terrorism.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned Monday the attack that targeted the Egyptian army two days ago in the Sinai Peninsula, which left 11 soldiers dead and five others wounded.
In a statement, the Iranian ministry's spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh pointed out that foreign-backed terrorism has spread across Muslim countries, stressing that nations of the region should cooperate to fight terrorism.
The Islamic State terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the Saturday terror attack that targeted the town of Qantara.
On its part, Lebanese Hezbollah strongly condemned Sunday the terrorist attack in Sinai, stressing that the terrorist groups are aiming to undermine Egypt’s stability and security, diverting attention from Israeli terrorism in Palestine, and bringing the region back into strife and internal conflicts.
The Egyptian Armed Forces announced, on Saturday, that eleven soldiers were killed on Saturday while attempting to prevent a "terrorist attack on the Suez Canal zone bordering the Sinai Peninsula."
Five soldiers were also injured, and security forces "are continuing to chase the terrorists and surround them in an isolated area of Sinai," according to the army.
In a statement to reporters, an Egyptian forces spokesperson said that "a group of takfiri elements carried out an attack on a water pumping station Saturday east of the Suez Canal," adding that "security forces continue to clash with the attacking militants."
The Egyptian military official affirmed that “the army will eliminate the activities of terrorist groups, and uproot the insurgency from the peninsula”.