24 November 2015

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Suicide Bombing in Egypt, Reiterating Need for Holistic Approach to Prevent, Counter Terrorism

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack today in North Sinai’s Al-Arish City, Egypt, which reportedly killed a number of Government officials, security personnel and civilians.  He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Egypt, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.

The Secretary-General reiterates his strong belief in the need for a holistic approach to preventing and countering the scourge of terrorism, stressing due regard for international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.

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