Abu Dhabi: The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a checkpoint in North Sinai province in Egypt, killing 12 Egyptian soldiers and injuring six others.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed its deepest condemnation of these criminal attacks and its constant rejection of all forms and manifestations of terrorism.

The ministry reaffirmed the UAE’s strong backing to Egypt in all its actions against terrorism and stressed that such cowardly acts will not undermine the determinations of Egyptian people to fight tirelessly against terrorism that has no religion, home and morals.

It also stressed that such an attack is totally incompatible with all human and religious principles.

The ministry further expressed condolences to the government and people of Egypt and wished the injured a speedy recovery.