USA supports Egypt in the fight against terrorism after Giza attack

USA supports Egypt in the fight against terrorism after Giza attack

The United States reiterated today its support for Egypt in the fight against terrorism, after the attack against a tourist bus in the area of ​​the pyramids of Giza, where at least four people died and ten were injured.

"We are with all Egyptians in the fight against terrorism and we support the Egyptian Government to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice," said Robert Palladino, spokesman for the US diplomacy.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased," he added, "and we want a quick recovery for the injured."

The spokesman said he is not aware of any American among the victims.

The Egyptian Attorney General, Nabil Ahmed Sadeq, said in a statement that three Vietnamese tourists and the guide of the group, of Egyptian nationality, lost their lives on Friday in the attack, which wounded nine tourists from the same country and the driver vehicle.

This is the first attack with explosives against tourists committed in Egypt since the attack in October 2015 against a Russian plane that crashed in the Sinai peninsula (northeast) after exploding in the air, causing the death of its 224 occupants.

In Egypt, attacks against security forces are frequent and in the last two years several attacks against civilians, especially the Coptic Christian minority, have also been perpetrated.


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