UN chief condemns deadly terrorist bombing in Egypt

29 June 2015

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s fatal terrorist attack in Cairo which resulted in the killing of Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and the injuring of numerous civilians.

According to media reports, Mr. Barakat died when a car bomb detonated in the Egyptian capital’s suburb of Heliopolis. At least eight others were also hurt in the attack.

“The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the family of the deceased and to the Government of Egypt hopes for the swift and full recovery of the injured,” the UN spokesperson’s office declared in a statement released earlier this afternoon. “He calls for those responsible for the attack to be brought to justice.”

No group has, as of yet, claimed responsibility for Mr. Barakat’s killing.


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