Japan firmly condemned, on Monday, the terrorist attack in Sinai that left 11 Egyptian soldiers dead and five injured.
“Japan expresses its condolences to their families and extends its heartfelt sympathy to those injured,” Tokyo’s foreign ministry said in a statement, stressing that acts of terrorism cannot be justified for any reason.
The United States also voiced concerns over the attack that targeted members of the Egyptian military.
“For decades, the United States has been and remains Egypt’s strong partner in confronting terrorism in the region. We wish to express our profound condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones in this heinous attack,” the statement read.
Last Saturday, the Egyptian Army foiled an attack launched by a group of takfiri terrorists against the East Canal Water Lifting Station checkpoint. An officer and 10 soldiers were killed in the attack in addition to five others injured.