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UAE, other Arab countries, condemn van terror attacks in Spain

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirms solidarity with Spanish government in its fight against violence and extremism

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The United Arab Emirates has condemned the van attacks carried out by terrorists in Spain late on Thursday and early Friday.

The attack in Las Rambla tourist district of Barcelona on Thursday was followed by a second one in the seaside resort of Cambrilsl early Friday, which hurt six civilians and one police officer.

Pictures: Many killed, hurt in van terror atacks in Spain 

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC), the UAE condemned this terrorist acts and reiterated its firm position that rejects all forms of violence and terrorism that target everyone, irrespective of religion and race.

The ministry affirmed the UAE’s solidarity with the Spanish government in its fight against violence and extremism and called on the international community to stand united to confront and uproot this scourge, which poses a threat to the security and stability of the world.

The statement from the ministry wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.

Bahrain, Egypt condemn attacks

Bahrain condemned the terrorist attacks which took place in Spain. The Foreign Ministry expressed solidarity with the friendly Kingdom of Spain in confronting terrorism and preserving the security of its citizens and the residents living on its territories.

In a statement carried out by Bahrain News Agency, BNA, the ministry extended heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery for the injured who were wounded in the criminal attacked which targeted innocent people.

It reiterated Bahrain's firm rejection of violence, terrorism and extremism and called for concerted international efforts to root out the heinous scourge that threatens global security  

Egypt's condemnation

Egypt has condemned the terrorist attacks in Spain, Egypt's foreign ministry said in a statement.

The foreign ministry offered Egypt's condolences for the families of the victims and wished a swift recovery for those injured in the attack. The ministry also expressed Egypt's solidarity with the Spanish government and people against terrorism, adding that these attacks will not bend the will of governments or peoples in fighting terrorism.

The statement also called on all countries to take serious and immediate steps to end terrorism and target its sources of funding.

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