A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (21 October):
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the perfidious attack on Egyptian security forces near Bahariya oasis, in which several dozen police officers were killed and many others injured. Our sympathy goes out to the families and friends of the victims. Our thoughts are also with the many people injured. We wish them a speedy recovery.
There can be no justification for such terrorist attacks. The international community will continue to stand up resolutely together to the threat of terrorism. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Egypt in the fight against terrorism.”