U.S. Embassy in Cairo Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks Today

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy condemns today’s terrorist attacks in northern Sinai that killed and wounded numerous soldiers and civilians. The United States strongly supports Egypt as it combats terrorism in the Sinai and throughout the country and sends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims. Such attacks are unacceptable. As Secretary Kerry said on his recent visit to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, such atrocities “cannot be rationalized, they cannot be excused, they must be opposed, and they must be stopped.” We value our decades-long strategic partnership with Egypt and are working to achieve our joint objectives, including to counter terrorism.