Media Statement

13 May 2016

South Africa condemns the killing of 8 policemen in Egypt

The Government of the Republic of South Africa joins the international community in condemning the attack against a government minivan in the Helwan district of Cairo, on Sunday 8 May 2016, in which eight Egyptian policemen were killed. . The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Government of South Africa would like to convey its deepest condolences to the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, as well as to families of the deceased. To this end, the South African Government wishes to reiterate its commitment to the international initiatives aimed at fighting the scourge of terrorism and violent extremism.

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