Photo taken by mobile phone shows one of the buses attacked by gunmen in the Minya governorate, about 220 kilometers south of Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2017. Gunmen opened fire on buses carrying Coptic Christians, killing 28 people. (Xinhua)
UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council condemned Friday the terrorist attack, which took place earlier Friday in Minya of Egypt, killing at least 28 people.
According to a Security Council statement, the members of the council "condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" on buses traveling to a monastery in Minya, Egypt, where at least 28 people were killed and dozens were injured, including children.
They expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to Egyptian government, and wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured, said the statement.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.
They also underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice and urged all countries to cooperate actively with the Egyptian government and all other relevant authorities in this regard, according to the statement.
They reaffirmed the need for all member states to combat, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, the threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, the statement concluded.