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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack in Bir al-Abed, Egypt

24 November 2017

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms today’s attack on al-Rawdah Mosque during Friday prayers in the town of Bir al-Abed in North Sinai, Egypt.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Egypt and wishes a swift recovery to those who have been injured. The Secretary-General calls for those responsible for today’s horrific attack to be swiftly brought to justice.