Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on Egyptian troops in North Sinai

Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on Egyptian troops in North Sinai
A Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs source condemned an attack in which fifteen Egyptian military personnel were either killed or wounded on Saturday in North Sinai (File/ AFP)
Updated 16 February 2019

Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on Egyptian troops in North Sinai

Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on Egyptian troops in North Sinai

JEDDAH: A Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs source condemned an attack in which fifteen Egyptian military personnel were either killed or wounded on Saturday in North Sinai, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The breakdown of military casualties was not immediately clear, but seven militants were confirmed to have been killed in the clash. Daesh later claimed responsibility for the attack on its news agency AMAQ.
The source added that the Kingdom stands with Egypt in its fight against terrorism and offered its condolences to the victims’ families and the Egyptian people.
Security forces launched a campaign a year ago against militants focused on Egypt's Sinai peninsula, and say they have killed several hundred militants since then.
Since 2013, militants have repeatedly targeted security checkpoints and Egypt's Christian minority.