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Saudi Crown Prince Condemns Egyptian North Sinai Mosque Attack as 'Cowardly'

Saudi Crown Prince Condemns Egyptian North Sinai Mosque Attack as 'Cowardly'

Friday, 24 November, 2017 - 18:00
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a former Armed Forces commander, convened an emergency security meeting soon after the attack, state television said. | Photo: Reuters

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz sent a cable of condolences and consolation to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the victims of a terrorist attack on a mosque, in Northern Sinai.

"I am deeply saddened by the cowardly terrorist act that targeted a mosque, in northern Sinai, and resulting deaths and injuries, the Crown Prince said.

"I condemn this criminal act of terrorism which targeted lives of innocent worshipers, in a house of God, and as I convey to your Excellency, the fraternal people of the Egypt and the families of the dead, I offer deepest condolences and consolation, asking the Almighty Allah to bestow mercy on the deceased and to provide the injured, with speedy recovery", the Crown Prince's cable concluded.

At least 235 people were killed and another 109 injured in an attack Friday on a Sufi mosque, Egyptian state-run media reported, in what appears to be the deadliest terror attack on Egyptian soil.

After at least two explosions, gunmen who were waiting outside the mosque opened fire at worshipers as they fled Friday prayers, state-owned Ahram Online said.

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