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Speaking after the attack the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:
I strongly condemn today’s terrorist attack in North Sinai, which has led to such a tragic loss of life. My thoughts are with the victims and their families at this difficult time. We stand with the Egyptian government in their fight against terrorism. There can never be a justification for such actions.
I will be offering my personal condolences to Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri when we meet on Monday in London and look forward to discussing practical cooperation to tackle terrorism during our talks.