UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Cairo

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-07 02:12:47|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Security Council issued a statement on Tuesday to condemn Sunday's terrorist attack in Cairo of Egypt, which resulted in at least 20 people killed and many others injured.

"The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the cowardly terrorist attack in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday, which resulted in at least 20 killed and others injured," said the statement.

"The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the government of Egypt and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured," it said.

They reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

"The members of the Security Council underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice, and urged all states, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Government of Egypt and all other relevant authorities in this regard," said the statement.

A huge explosion reportedly caused by a multi-vehicle crash struck central Cairo earlier Sunday, leaving up to 20 people dead and 47 others injured.

A statement released by the Egyptian Interior Ministry revealed that the car causing the blast has been found containing explosives, and it was meant "to be used in a terrorist operation."