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OIC Chief Condemns ‘Cowardly’ Sri Lanka Attacks

OIC Chief Condemns ‘Cowardly’ Sri Lanka Attacks

Sunday, 21 April, 2019 - 17:45
Sri Lankan military stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday.

OIC chief Yousef al-Othaimeen described them as "cowardly attacks" that targeted innocent worshippers and civilians.

The OIC is headquartered in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea city of Jeddah.

Saudi Arabia also denounced the attacks in Sri Lanka, saying the Kingdom extends its condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Sri Lanka.

Earlier Sunday, other Arab Gulf nations issued similar statements condemning the attack.

The UAE called upon "the international community to close ranks and uproot the scourge of terrorism in order to ensure international peace and security."

Bahrain, meanwhile, said "these acts of terrorism are incompatible with religious principles and human and moral values."

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