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African Union condemns deadly attack on Egyptian troops in Sinai

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The African Union (AU) has condemned Sunday’s deadly attack on Egyptian troops in the Sinai Peninsula.

The attack led to the death of 11 Egyptian soldiers. According to Egyptian officials the attack targeted a water pumping station.

In a tweet, AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat condemned “in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Sinai”.

Mahamat said the AU “condemns in the strongest terms the terorrist attack in Sinai that resulted in the death of 11 soldiers.Our sincere condolences to the bereaved families, in full solidarity with President El-Sisi, the Government and the people of Egypt.”

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Local news news reported that Egypt has battled militants in Sinai for years. The Islamic State (IS) group said it carried out Sunday’s attack.

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