Somalia condemns deadly terror attack in Egypt

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-25 22:35:31|Editor: yan
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MOGADISHU, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, widely known as Farmajo, on Saturday condemned Friday's terrorist attack in a mosque in Egypt that has left over 300 people dead.

Farmajo, whose country has faced increased terror attacks from Al-Shabaab militants, said the heinous attack targeting innocent Muslims performing Friday prayers in Egypt's North Sinai, was against Islam.

"This attack depicts the brutal acts of the terrorists and it's against Islam," the Somalia leader said in a statement issued in Mogadishu.

"We stand united with our brothers and sisters in Egypt against terror. Our prayers are with families of the victims," Farmajo said.

He said the terror attack calls for effective international cooperation against terrorism.

According to prosecution in Egypt, some 25 to 30 militants used automatic weapons to open fire on worshippers, as well as ambulances as they fled the scene.

Egyptian authorities have started a major manhunt for the attackers after President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed to respond to the attack with "brute force."