Pres. Rouhani slams terror attack on Egyptian mosque

MNA– Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has condemned the Friday deadly assault on a mosque in Egypt’s north Sinai which killed over 300 people and injured scores more.

In a tweet on Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned “the heinous terrorist crime during Friday Prayers in Egypt”, and extend the Iranian people’s and his sincere condolences to the Egyptian people and the bereaved families of the victims.

In an earlier statement, Iran’s Foreign Ministry also condemned the terrorist attack, urging all nations and governments to be more vigilant about the new threats of defeated but bloodthirsty terrorists at the current particular era.

At least 300 people including 27 children have been killed and scores more injured in a bomb and gun assault on al-Rawdah mosque in Egypt’s north Sinai on Friday, in the deadliest attack on the country’s soil in recent history.

Between 25 to 30 armed men carried out the attack. No group has so far claimed responsibility for it, but the strike bears the hallmarks of an attack by the ISIL-affiliated Velayat Sinai terrorist group.