The UAE has condemned terrorist attacks which took place in Egypt's Northern Sinai.
UAE condemns terrorist attacks in Egypt
ABU DHABI // The UAE has condemned two terrorist attacks on an army checkpoint in the south of Rafah, in Egypt's Northern Sinai, on Friday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed its solidarity with Egypt in confronting "this heinous criminal act".
''We stand with the Egyptian state and people against extremism and terrorism,'' it said in a statement.
It deplored the act as ''a new crime, adding to the black record of terrorism and terrorists.''
The Ministry called on countries around the world to stand united in eradicating "this dangerous scourge, which aims to destroy societies, spread chaos and sow the seeds of conflict and division between the citizens of a nation."
It praised the Egyptian Armed Forces for thwarting the terrorist attack by destroying several vehicles and killing the militants who attacked the checkpoint.
The Ministry concluded its statement by expressing the UAE's condolences to the leadership, government and people of Egypt, and the families of the victims. It also wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.