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Egypt: UN chief condemns terrorist attack in northern Sinai

Publisher UN News Service
Publication Date 12 September 2017
Cite as UN News Service, Egypt: UN chief condemns terrorist attack in northern Sinai, 12 September 2017, available at: [accessed 21 November 2017]
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the terrorist attack that took place on Monday on a police convoy near el-Arish in northern Sinai in Egypt.The attack reportedly killed at least 18 policemen and injured 3 others.

"The Secretary-General hopes those responsible for this act will be quickly brought to justice," his spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, said in a statement.

"He conveys his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Egypt. He also wishes a swift recovery to the injured."

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