New York

24 October 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Egypt

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the two terrorist attacks that targeted military checkpoints in Sheikh Zuweid and al-Arish in North Sinai, killing at least 31 members of the Egyptian security forces and injuring dozens more.

The Secretary-General extends his deep condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Egypt, and hopes for the quick and full recovery of the wounded.