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Sri Lanka condemns terrorist attack on Egyptian mosque

| Updated: November 26, 2017 10:15:17


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The Sri Lankan government on Saturday vehemently condemned the terrorist attack at a mosque in the Sinai region of Egypt which killed at least 235 people.

The foreign ministry in a statement said that attacking those at prayer was an act of inexplicable brutality and the Sri Lankan government along with its people offered the deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and wished those who were injured, a speedy recovery.

"While expressing solidarity with the Government of Egypt at this time of national mourning, the Government of Sri Lanka urges the international community to join hands to find effective ways and means to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations," the foreign ministry said.

At least 235 people were killed when gunmen opened fire and bombed a mosque in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula on Friday, reports Xinhua.

Egyptian officials said 109 more had been injured in the attack, which was among the deadliest in Egypt's history.

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