STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Egypt's president Fattah al-Sisi vows brutal response after mosque attack

The worshippers were killed when heavily-armed militants bombed the mosque and opened fire on people attending prayers at the al-Rowda mosque in Al-Arish city, in the deadliest terror attack in Egypt.

Published: 24th November 2017 10:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2017 10:55 PM   |  A+A-

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (Photo | AP)

By PTI

CAIRO: An angry Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today vowed to respond with "brutal force" against militants who killed at least 235 worshippers at a mosque in the restive North Sinai region during Friday prayers.

The worshippers were killed when heavily-armed militants bombed the mosque and opened fire on people attending prayers at the al-Rowda mosque in Al-Arish city, in the deadliest terror attack in Egypt.

The President said that the military would avenge the attack and respond with "brutal force" against militants.

The attack will only make Egypt stronger to fight terrorism, he said.

Sisi also chaired an emergency meeting with officials to review security situation after the deadly attack.

India's Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya condemned the attack as "mindless violence" which he said "overtook sanity and held humanity hostage".

"Condemn terrorism, stand with people and government of Egypt in this difficult hour and join hands in fight against terrorism," Bhattacharyya tweeted.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp