An ambulance arrives at a hospital where the injured people receive medical treatment in Ismailia, Egypt on Nov. 24, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhao Dingzhe)
NAIROBI, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday condemned the Friday terrorist attack on a mosque in Egypt that has left 305 people dead.
Kenyatta said his thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the horrific attack, which hit the Egyptian town of Bir al-Abed in North Sinai.
"We pray that Egypt may be consoled; and that it may be granted the courage to bear this loss, and to bring the perpetrators of this vile act to justice," he said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
Kenyatta's statement came as Egypt launched a major manhunt for the attackers after President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed to respond to the attack with "brute force."
Kenyatta said Kenya stands with Egypt in these difficult times and pledged to offer any necessary support to Cairo in the fight against terrorism.
"Bitter experience has taught us that in the fight against terror, and against the extremists who have chosen such atrocious means, all of us who love freedom are allies against a common enemy. Any help we can offer, then, will be gladly given," Kenyatta said.
The terrorists reportedly used automatic weapons as well as opened fire on worshippers and ambulances as they fled the scene.